Bed Washing System

Innova, in partnership with Weber Hospital Systems, have brought the Bed Washing System to the UK. Watch the video above to see how it works.

After poor hand hygiene, beds and mattresses are one of the highest transmitters of bacteria in hospitals. Most hospital beds in the UK are currently cleaned by hand, which only reduces micro-organisms by 35%. The Innova Bed Washing System is an automated bed washing system proven to reduce bacteria by up to 99%! This significantly reduces the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs).

UK hospitals could save thousands of lives and millions of pounds by automating their bed washing processes with the Bed Washing System. Unlike other automated bed washing tunnels, it doesn’t use chemicals.  Instead, the innovative system, brought to you in partnership with Weber Hospital Systems, uses precision robots and high-temperature steam to provide a consistent and controlled quality of thermal disinfection. It is the only system on the market that can clean and disinfect IPX4 (non-washable) beds. Beds can be washed, dried, and ready for patient use in 6 minutes – no manual cleaning required.

New Standard of Infection Prevention

Using just steam, and no other chemicals or detergents, the Bed Washing System produces steam at high temperature (minimum 165°C) and high pressure (7 bar) to provide unrivalled cleaning power.

  • Precision cleaning eliminates stains and micro-organisms.
  • Immediate drying with compressed air enhances bed and mattress lifespan.
  • Minimum log>5 reduction in micro-organisms meets ISO-15883-6 standards for thermal disinfection.
  • Also suitable for cleaning other medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, IV poles and utility carts.

Unlike manual cleaning, the cleaning process can be reproduced and validated as the Bed Washing System always follows the same program. This improves hygiene standards and protects patients against the threat of HCAIs.

Save Time and Money

By working with the Bed Washing System, you can significantly reduce the time and cost of your cleaning processes.

Reduce cleaning time by 80%

On average, it takes 30 minutes to clean one hospital bed and mattress by hand. The Bed Washing System can clean, disinfect and dry a bed in as little as 6 minutes.

Reduce cleaning costs by over 20%

Research conducted by Weber Hospital Systems also shows that the Bed Washing System is more than 20% cheaper than manual cleaning and disinfection and 21% cheaper than other mechanised solutions.

Here is a quick overview of the savings you can make

Output Costs of Washing Beds

COSTS MANUAL BED WASHING SYSTEM
Cost per bed per cleaning £7.50 £5.78
Cost per bed per month £30.99 £23.87
Cost after year one for 600 beds £223,125 £171,897

If you pull together all the savings the Bed Washing System can provide in different areas in a 600-bed hospital, the savings could be as much as £616,000 over 10 years!

Contact us for further support making a business case for the Bed Washing System in your hospital.

Cleaning Hospital Bed

Enhance Sustainability

Due to its efficient cleaning process and low consumption, the Bed Washing System helps lower the environmental impact of hospitals.

  • 35% lower CO2 emissions than with other bed washing machines.
  • No harmful chemicals or chemical additives.
  • Automatic bed maintenance and inspection reminders enhance equipment lifespan.

Safe and User Friendly

The Bed Washing System uses a fully automated cleaning process. Staff no longer have to perform the physically demanding action of dissembling, washing, and reassembling beds by hand.

  • Reduced risk of staff injury or skin irritation from cleaning agents.
  • Increased time for patient-centred care.
  • Operated using a simple control panel.

Despite the application of innovative technical systems, the Bed Washing System is easy to use and operate!

Specifications

Dimensions of Bed Washing System(MM)
Height of the Cleaning Booth2,700
Width of the Cleaning Booth4,000
Total Length of the Unit10,000
Input Unit3,100
Cleaning Booth3,800
KEY SPECIFICATIONS 
ELECTRICITY2 groups in the wall distributer, 1 wall contact box
STEAM GENERATORShort circuit protection 63 A, Electrical connection: euro-industry-plug CEE, 5-poled, I/63 400 V, Electrical connection value: 40 kW
COMPRESSED AIRPressure regulator with shut-off valve >= 6 bar, 1250 l per min. Consumption: 4.000 l/bed.
OSMOSIS WATEROsmosis water supply >= Ø 22 mm, osmosis water drain >= Ø 75 mm.
VENTILATIONSystem for supplying and draining of the air, capacity: 4,000 m3
DATA CONNECTIONEthernet connection for the remote control, UTP Network connection.
BEDS & MATTRESSESMaximum dimensions of the bed: 2,450 mm x 1,100 mm x 1,330 mm (lxwxh).
Maximum dimensions of the mattress: 2,100 mm x 1,000 mm x 200 mm (lxwxh).
Maximum weight of the mattress: Weight 30,5 kg
The bed and mattress must be made of materials that can withstand cleaning and disinfection with steam of at least 85 °C.