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Stop The Pressure 2021

October 2021 / Industry News

The next Stop Pressure Ulcer Day will be officially held by the EPUAP on November 18th 2021, although local STP events tend to happen across the month of November.


Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare help to support the work of EPUAP by communicating the important messages around pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. Understanding how our role as a healthcare manufacturer can help limit the number of pressure ulcers and the burden these can be, not only on the NHS, but for the patients and their families is extremely important to us.

We have produced a series of educational leaflets and promotional material for the 2021 Stop The Pressure campaign.  This year we have focused on awareness and misconceptions of the main functions of dynamic therapy mattress systems and what they are used for.  We have also focused specifically on the use of Constant Low Pressure (CLP) therapy and its benefits to patients.

For more information please contact

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Maximise Acute Bed Capacity this Winter with our Rental Solutions

September 2021 / Industry News

We can provide acute beds and mattresses to help you maximise bed capacity, help you hit your targets and maintain patient care.


The last 18 months have seen some of the most challenging times for bed capacity planning and management. Current bed space is already at a premium due to the ongoing COVID pandemic and the backlog of medical cases which the NHS is faced with, due to treatment delays during the pandemic. As we move into winter and the potential of increased instances of hospitalisation due to infections such as Flu and Noro virus, the demand on bed spaces will be pushed to extremes. Planning now for these eventualities will ensure that hospitals can maintain a high level of service and support for patients and staff through the difficult winter pressure months.


For more information see downloadable leaflet


Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare are able to help…


We can provide acute beds and mattresses to help you maximise bed capacity, help you hit your targets and maintain patient care.


The Benefits of our Rental Solutions;

  • Stock available immediately!
  • Ringfenced stock to ensure we can meet customer needs. Our products are stocked in the UK across multiple sites to ensure we have product available locally for quick installations
  • 24/7 Support, with fast response times including same day delivery*
  • No additional costs; 24/7 service and repair needs covered in rental payments and equipment picked up at end of rental period is also included 
  • Full training and support requirements provided with each rental as required
  • Decontamination certificate provided with each rental to provide assurance that equipment is clean and ready for use


Fast Flexible Solutions

We can offer flexible solutions to meet your equipment needs and preferred financial requirements;

  • Rental Solutions to quickly increase temporary bed spaces and be reactive to the seasonal capacity challenges. Rent on a per day, block period or defined contract term. Providing easy management of short and long-term requirements, fast response to specialist clinical needs and seasonal pressures without increasing overall bed stock.
  • Rent to buy options stretching the cost of equipment over a fixed period. No large capital expenditure required, with all the benefits of our rental solutions for the duration of the contract and full  ownership at the end.
  • Capital purchase for long term bed stock.


Speak to your local Business Development Manager for more information.

For Rental enquiries please contact and 01422 233 136 (24 hours)

For Sales enquiries please contact and 0845 0600333


* From the point of purchase order received, as long as stocks last.

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Drive DeVilbiss Ready to Ease NHS Winter Pressures

October 2020 / Industry News

Over the winter months the NHS is under significant pressure as demands for acute and community services increase with the onset of cold weather.


One of the biggest challenges during this time is maintaining bed occupancy levels to keep services running. This year the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reduce further bed capacity especially in high dependency environments.

These challenges are recognised by Drive DeVilbiss, who are prepared with a readily available range of medical equipment, as well as bespoke community equipment packages to facilitate patient discharge back home or into a community care setting. 

Drive DeVilbiss provide specialist equipment to meet the most demanding of requirements, offering rapid response times as quickly as 4-6 hours* delivered by their Nationwide service network.

With a selection of acute and community beds and mattresses, stocked in the UK and available immediately for despatch, as well as a significant stock of rental products ready to deliver, Drive DeVilbiss are positioned to meet customer needs quickly with a seamless service.

Offering bespoke rental equipment packages, from ward and community electrically profiling beds to more specialist equipment, Drive DeVilbiss can help customers hit their targets and maintain patient care!

For Sales enquiries please contact and 0845 0600333

For Rental enquiries please contact and 01422 233136 (24 hours)

Click here for information on our immediately available product range.


*Subject to availability

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Drive DeVilbiss
Supporting Our NHS

April 2020 / Industry News

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare a key supplier of medical products, maintenance and decontamination services to the NHS is like many others, experiencing a huge increase in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The NHS is currently experiencing a shortage of many vitally important medical
products to support the care of critically ill patients. Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
are responding to the call and have increased production to support this at their
manufacturing sites in Holmfield, Halifax and Leicestershire.

Their UK production facilities are fully operational and are working tirelessly
around the clock to meet the ever-growing need for thousands of hospital and
home care products, to support critically ill patients in hospital, and also to
facilitate the discharge of recovering patients to recuperate at home.

Like all manufacturers, Drive DeVilbiss are hugely reliant on their supply chain
to ensure the provision of components and parts integral to these vital medical
products, and they have not been disappointed.

Suppliers have shown exceptional commitment responding to the calls for
continued and increased supplies to support Drive DeVilbiss and most
importantly the NHS during these unprecedented times.

“We would like to extend our thanks to all of our suppliers at this time, without
them and their commitment we would simply not be able to supply the vast
numbers of hospital and home care beds that our NHS so desperately needs. Our
UK suppliers have shown exceptional support during these last couple of weeks,
and we would like to highlight the fantastic work they are continuing to do; Hub
Le Bas Tubes, Manchester; TR Fastenings, Manchester; Bethel Rhodes & Sons
Ltd, Keighley; Thomas Brown Engineering Ltd, Huddersfield; Fisher Plastics Ltd,
Huddersfield; AAC Cyroma Ltd, Oxfordshire; Bright Screw, Leeds; JMT
Shopfitters, Wakefield and Ernest Gill, Halifax to name a few, thank you!”

“Our own colleagues working in production, distribution, purchasing, service and
decontamination, to name just a few of our teams who have shown resilience,
flexibility and determination to play their part to help the NHS. Thank you to
everyone for your commitment, not just to Drive DeVilbiss but ultimately for
helping to ease the burden on the NHS and other frontline services.”

Graham Turner Vice President International Product Management and Marketing
at Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Ltd

For any enquiries regarding supply during this time, please
contact us at

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Mobility Aids Scheme Finds Itself in Queen's Birthday Honours

August 2019 / Industry News

The founder of a mobility scheme that donates equipment to people in need has been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list for the work she has done.


Carole Gilson, who set up the Joe Gilson Mobility Scheme following the death of her husband, has now donated more than 4,000 mobility aids and received a British Empire Medal for her work.

Ms Gilson has already received a number of honours over the years recognising her work after she set up the scheme around 10 years ago.

She has now been invited to Buckingham Palace next year as part of being included in the honours list. The scheme began when Ms Gilson decided to donate her late husband’s old scooter and was surprised at the number of responders to her newspaper advert. She told a local newspaper that she intends to keep going with the scheme.

According to a report by The Midweek Herald, the Joe Gilson Mobility Scheme has donated 925 scooters, 368 walkers, 395 electric wheelchairs, 950 walking sticks, 790 manual wheelchairs, eight stairlifts, 91 ramps, 419 shower seats and 339 toilet seats.

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