Our high performance, heavy-duty 'WISKAWAY'® Wall Beds have an unbeatable service record, meet all current Health & Safety, Manual Handling and Infection Control requirements and eliminate the need for ward staff to trundle makeshift beds to and fro and make them up/unmake them each evening/morning. This leads to substantial cost savings over time, including reduced laundry bills, as well as various Health & Safety and Manual Handling benefits.

Because ‘WISKAWAY’® Wall Beds are counterbalanced, they need to be fixed to the wall.

Following the success of the incorporation of our 'WISKAWAY'® Wall Beds into the new Bristol Royal Hospital for Children in 2001, the 'WISKAWAY'® 7500H was an obvious choice for architects BDP, to provide overnight facilities for parents right next to their children, in the bays and cubicles of the new Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital (RACH) in Brighton, which opened its doors in 2007.

Just under sixty Vertical 'WISKAWAY'® 7500H Wall Beds were specified for Levels 7, 8 and 9 of this PFI project. The architects selected special wipe-clean Plastic Laminate finishes for the housings of these beds in plain pastel shades, to blend in with the decor of the rooms and chose a different finish on the insides of the housings, from that on the outsides. Our new high-specification ‘FLEXICA’® foam mattresses with removable (zip-on/off), breathable, wipe-clean/waterproof covers (and flame retardant to Ignition Source 5) were ordered to go with the ‘WISKAWAY’® Wall Beds.

Other new dedicated Children’s Hospitals, for which our ‘WISKAWAY’® Wall Beds have been specified, include the new Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, the new Queen Elizabeth Children’s Hospital in Glasgow, the new Children’s Hospital at the RVI in Newcastle, the new Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, the new extended Children's Hospital for Wales in Cardiff and the new Children’s Hospital at the QAH in Portsmouth.

A current requirement in Children's Hospitals is to provide overnight accommodation for at least one parent, as near as possible to the child's bed.

Various types of space-saving bed have been employed over the years for this purpose, but the ultimate solution to the problem of where to put parents, is a ‘WISKAWAY’® Wall Bed.

GP Care Systems are the country's leading supplier of wallbeds and related furniture for Hospitals and Hospices.

Specifically designed for daily, heavy-duty use, GP Care Systems' range of high performance, all-steel, Horizontal and Vertical 'WISKAWAY'® Wall Beds for Hospitals and Hospices, are fully counterbalanced and fitted with automatically opening and retracting legs, for safe, smooth and easy operation.

They set completely new standards of safety, durability, comfort, convenience and space-efficiency and are supplied, with a choice of wipe-clean mattresses and complete with tough, compact, unobtrusive, integral housings, in a wide range of attractive, finishes, including wipe-clean MFC and Plastic Laminates as well as veneers. Matching wardrobes/lockers and other (optional) complementary furniture are also available.

‘WISKAWAY’® Wall beds come with a FULL 5 YEAR GUARANTEE. Single ‘WISKAWAY’® Wall Beds will comfortably handle loads of up to 200Kg and doubles can easily cope with up to 400Kg.

'WISKAWAY'® Wall Beds are designed for heavy-duty use every night and can be made-up and folded away, complete with all the bedding, including the pillows, in literally seconds (in an emergency for instance). This leaves the space taken up by the bed during the night free for use by patients, visitors and staff and the area tidy and easy to keep clean, during the day.

At night, the bed can be folded down and ready to use in seconds and offers the same standard of comfort and convenience as a good quality conventional divan bed.


Click on the arrows or numbers above to see pictures of our 'WISKAWAY® 7500H Wall Bed, at the new Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital.

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Click here to see our 'Wiskaways' at Alder Hey children's Hospital, LiverpoolClick here to see our 'Wiskaways' at King's College Hospital, LondonClick here to see our 'Wiskaways' at the Royal Alexandra children's Hospital, BrightonClick here to see our 'Glideaways' at Southampton General HospitalClick here to see our 'Wiskaways' at Addenbrookes Hospital, CambridgeClick here to see our 'Wiskaways' at the new Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

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