Specialised Mattresses

Effective pressure relief care is a high priority for care providers and carers as they battle against pressure ulcer development. Ensuring patients are on the right mattress for their individual needs is important.

Our specialised mattresses can be made to suit certain bed sizes, just call our friendly staff to discuss your requirements – call 01254 668899.


Low Air Loss Mattresses

A specialised true low air loss mattress for unrivalled comfort and efficient pressure ulcer management from Select Medical.

Low air loss (LAL) mattresses are active support surfaces. Their use in pressure ulcer prevention and management has been recognised for many years. The low air loss mattress comfortably immerses the cared for deep into the support surface to carefully reduce interface pressures.

Through a combination of strategically located perforations in each individual air cell and a superior vapour permeable mattress top cover, low air loss mattresses are far more efficient at reducing heat and perspiration on the skin than your standard CMHR foam hospital mattress.

Continuous pressure forces on skin tissue is known to restrict blood supply to underlying tissues and damage the skin leading to potential pressure ulcer development.  To help prevent pressure ulcers (bed sores), the best low air loss mattress systems combine low support pressures and control microclimate to deliver superior pressure relief and comfort for the cared for.

Bariatric Mattresses

Select Medical is a UK leader in bariatric pressure relieving mattresses and cushions. Our bariatric pressure care mattresses and cushions are used for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers. We offer both air pressure mattress systems and static bariatric mattress systems, specially designed for the plus size person.

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Select Medical supply alternating and static bariatric pressure relieving mattress systems across many healthcare establishments. These include NHS hospital and community, hospice and nursing homes. Our rebranded Pure Air 120 (Select Altair Bariatric) and static foam SelMed bariatric pressure redistribution mattresses are available in various widths. Standard sizes of 120cm and double mattress widths of 135cm & 150cm (Pure Air) & 140cm (SelMed) are available. Bespoke sizes are also available on request.

Looking for a Bespoke Sized Bariatric Mattress?

For a made to measure bariatric mattress in either static high density foam or alternating pressure relieving, please contact us today.

Paediatric Mattresses

Many pressure ulcers or pressure sores are preventable. With careful pressure care management however, the risk of pressure damage is greatly reduced.

Select Medical manufacture industry leading pressure relieving paediatric mattresses. Incorporating specially designed air cells for effective pressure ulcer management, they provide unrivaled comfort for young children and smaller adults. By working closely with our carer network, we have successfully managed to create a smaller, narrower air cell. It provides optimal support and enhanced comfort for the cared for.

Select Medical supply alternating pressure relieving paediatric mattress systems across many healthcare establishments. This includes NHS hospital and community, hospice and nursing homes.

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About Pressure Sores

It is important to note it is not just elderly people who suffer with pressure ulcers. Anybody with a condition that restricts movement and the ability to change position regularly is at risk of developing a pressure sore – people of all ages!

Prolonged periods of constant pressure applied to the skin can result in a pressure ulcer. However, using specifically designed equipment can reduce the risk of pressure injury in children and smaller adults. Additionally, other risk factors to pressure damage occurring in children include poor blood flow, friction and shear forces. These all add to how quickly tissue damage can develop. In children and even young babies the risk of pressure ulcer development can be higher amongst those with spina bifida, a spinal injury, neurological damage or any other condition which restricts their ability to move.

Therefore, if you are a carer looking to reduce these risks and are searching for an appropriate alternating pressure paediatric mattress, then look no further.  Pure Air 6 Paediatric and LiteAir can provide a perfect solution.