Our expertise in the Healthcare Sector
Lifts for hospitals, care homes, and medical centres
Specifying, installing and maintaining lifts in a hospital, clinic or care home is a unique challenge. Physical dimensions can be difficult, and official guidance is complicated. Most importantly, patients and professionals need continuous service to ensure safe, dignified care.
Understanding the guidance around healthcare lifts
Lifts in medical and health centres need to fulfil a lot of requirements. The Department of Health’s Technical Memorandum on lifts is 114 pages long, covering planning, design, maintenance and operation.
Further specific standards and regulations vary depending on lift type – along with other guidance to help you deliver on the CQC’s fundamental standards of care.
For example, there are recommendations on making lifts friendly for patients with dementia, to prevent physical and psychological effects. These affect the interior, flooring, skirting, lights, communications and controls. In some cases, you may need to apply for an exception to Building Regulations Part M.
It’s not easy. But we’re here to help, and we’ll work as your partner throughout, to make sure you comply with all the relevant best practice.
Bed lifts, passenger lifts and goods lifts for medical environments
Having a wide range of lifts helps us to solve access problems on medical sites, where space is at a premium and disruption is impossible.
At King’s College Hospital, our self-supporting Goodsmaster Plus lift helps move goods, attendants and beds to a capacity of 2000kg, without a pit. And High Wycombe’s Carrington House Surgery has expanded to offer services on the first floor, after fitting a Midilift XLplus platform lift.
Hospitals, clinics and care homes often choose:
- 13-person stretcher lifts, with space for multiple wheelchairs or a bed
- 8-person passenger lifts, to ensure continuous operation during servicing
- Heavy-duty service lifts, and large bed lifts with capacities of 2500kg or more
- Free-standing lift structures, to avoid disruptive shaft construction
- Self-contained platform lifts, giving access in a confined space
Refurbishing, maintenance and emergency repair – for any lift brand
We don’t only supply and install lifts. We also keep them running – with the flexibility and consideration you need to avoid disrupting your care. If that means working out of hours, it’s fine by us.
We’re happy to take care of any lift brand – and our work modernising and refurbishing lifts can often help to avoid replacement costs.
And importantly, our nationwide network of 11 service branches will ensure there’s always an expert nearby – day or night. Because your care can’t suffer for the sake of a lift.