More new beds arrive at KGH

News / Patient Care
By John Pereira

115 new hospital beds are rolling into Kingston General Hospital. The first shipment of 105 arrived back in March and this second shipment is part of a plan to replace about 400 beds at KGH over the next few years.

The new High-Low beds are called the Advanta 2 by the manufacturer Hill-Rom and they have the latest design and technology built into them to promote both safety and comfort. For patients, they have a special mattress that's designed to prevent skin breakdown. For staff, the new beds will be easier to move and adjust.

They also have a built-in scale to weigh patients and can be easily converted into a dining chair or a full chair. Safety features include a bed exit alarm to help prevent patient falls and technology that will allow the beds to be connected into our call bell system. Check out the full photo gallery on our Facebook page.