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Hospital Furniture

Hospital furniture and supplies are the most critical need. It requires careful attention for the patients' comfort and safety. As a result, purchasing suitable medical and therapeutic equipment entails far more than your ordinary commercial transaction.

Furniture, such as hospital chairs, tables, trolleys, side screens, and hospital beds, is one of the most crucial commodities for the hospital. Because of the importance of medical supplies and the long hours spent by doctors and practitioners, choosing the proper, comfortable, and dependable furniture for hospitals or clinics becomes even more vital.

A. Hospital Tables

There are several types of tables that may be used in various medical situations. The following are some of the most common types of tables found in a clinic or hospital:

  • Surgical table
  • Examination table 
  • Overbed table

1. Surgical Tables

The following are five different types of surgical tables:

General Surgery Tables

This is the most common type of surgical table. A general surgery table should include the following features:

  • Accessibility. Doctors want the ability to adjust the height in order to have comfortable access to their patients. The ability to modify the angle can also aid the doctor in reaching the surgery region more comfortably and safely.
  • Stability. Delivering the correct dosage of anaesthetic necessitates precise positioning and placement. As a result, the surgical table must be stable and not sway or move as the patients' postures change.
  • Imaging Support. As surgeons use more minimally invasive laparoscopic operations, imaging assistance is becoming more vital. Imaging assistance should be included on a typical surgical table.
  • Support for larger patients.  A basic table should be able to accommodate a patient weighing 300 pounds at a minimum (136 kg).

Imaging Tables

While ordinary surgical tables can give some imaging support, specialist tables are required for the most complex medical imaging treatments. When choosing an imaging table, look for one that allows you to use imaging technologies like:

  • Any fluoroscopy, including vascular procedures
  • Any surgery that necessitates the expansion of a catheter tray, such as cardiovascular procedures
  • Procedures that need lateral/longitudinal float, Trendelenburg/reverse Trendelenburg, lateral tilt, or height modification.
  • 3D imaging that is specialised

 Neurology Tables

Precision is essential in neurosurgical treatments. As a result, neurology tables should provide the best patient access and exceptional positioning, allowing surgeons to undertake these surgical techniques.

Our neurology tables also provide the following unique features:

  • A variety of positioning options, including a back section, lateral slide and tilt, longitudinal slide, Trendelenburg, and elevation.
  • Easy-to-understand electro-hydraulic operation with manual controls for moving the head and back section

Tabletop sliding functions controlled by the foot, allowing surgeons and medical personnel to perform precise movements without using their hands.

Urology and Cysto Tables

Surgeons, doctors, and other medical personnel use urology surgical tables and cysto specialty surgical tables to gain access to their patients for delicate operations.

The following are some of the benefits of surgical tables designed especially for urology and cysto procedures:

  • Excellent positioning for seed implantation 
  • Radiolucent extension utilised in brachytherapy treatment 
  • Maximizing access to the C-arm during imaging

2. Examination Table

An examination table is a piece of equipment used to support people during medical examinations. During these exams, doctors in offices, clinics, and hospitals change and position the table to offer patient support, closer examination of a portion or the full patient, and the ability to securely move the patient on and off the table. To protect the surface, examination tables frequently feature rolls of paper on which the patient sits or lays. Normally, the paper is thrown away after each patient uses the table.

Purpose of examination tables:

Examination tables are commonly used for a number of purposes, ranging from monitoring a patient's skin health to checking tumours and swellings. After ensuring that the surroundings are sterilised, the doctor takes a seat and begins the diagnosis session. The highly cushioned examination tables provide flexibility and convenience of use during examinations. The plastic is easy to clean and may be put up quickly for the patient who is waiting for you. After each checkup, sterile paper is used to ensure that germs do not build up. Exam tables are intended to adapt to the doctor's eye level, so the doctor does not have to stretch or strain to properly examine you.

Features of Examination Tables

Exam tables should include the following features:

  • Drawers and shelves for instrument and tool storage
  • Heaters in drawers to guarantee that the temperature of the instrument matches the temperature of the patient's skin.
  • Steps to assist patients, particularly the elderly and disabled, in escorting them to the top of examination tables.
  • Handles for the elderly to grip 
  • Adjustable backrest to ensure the patient is inclined at a desirable angle for proper examination
  • Stirrups can be inserted to help in female pelvic exams.

3. Overbed Table

Overbed tables are durable portable tables that may be modified for use by those who are confined to bed for an extended amount of time. They are commonly used in hospitals and nursing homes. An overbed table is often comprised of metal components, which allow for easy cleaning of the gadget. Over bed tables are often mounted on casters or rollers, allowing them to be readily moved into position and then changed to another location when not in use.

Overbed tables in nursing homes may include models with characteristics not seen on the standard overbed hospital table. The swivel overbed table is one of the more popular models. Because many nursing home patients are free to go from bed to a chair or leave the room for a walk, adding a mechanism that allows the patient to easily slide the tabletop out of the way to get out of bed is a huge benefit.

Almost all overbed tables are made of stainless steel, and they may have easily cleaned laminated tabletops. Overbed tables, which are designed for everyday usage over a long length of time, may make life simpler for anyone who has to spend a significant amount of time in bed. All overbed tables can be adjusted to the correct height and quickly put into position as needed to provide a level surface for meals or a tilted surface for reading or writing.

B. Hospital stretchers

Hospital stretchers are typical patient transport equipment. While they are intended to perform a number of functions, they must ultimately keep patients safe and comfortable. They should also be as efficient and long-lasting as possible.

The standard features of a stretcher might vary depending on its use. Side rails, perimeter bumpers, an oxygen tank holder, a utility shelf, swivel lock wheels, and brakes are common features.

Different Types of Stretchers

Stretchers today are much more than a steel frame and a mattress. Stretchers are developed to address the specific needs of patients with varying diseases.

  1. Transport stretchers / generic stretchers. These stretchers are intended for functionality and convenience of use in the emergency department.   It offers a customizable patient positions and a fifth wheel for steering assistance.
  2. Wider stretchers. There are wider stretchers with greater tensile components and high-density foam to guarantee comfort for bariatric patients.
  3. Trauma stretchers. Trauma stretchers provide practitioners with 360-degree access with a total-view design and surface accessibility for cassette placement in situations when patients have experienced significant injuries. They also include a fibre resin film surface and a high-density radiolucent mattress, making them perfect for X-Ray situations.

There are stretchers for longer stays, gynaecology, small-space clinics, and bariatric cadavers.

C. Hospital Trolley 

This style of furniture serves for the transportation of medical equipment and supplies. The following are the different types of trolleys according on the utilities they transport:

  • Stretcher trolley
  • Monitor and Dressing trolley
  • Emergency casualty trolley
  • Food trolleys 
  • Mayo’s trolley

Medical emergency trolleys

Types of Medical Emergency Trolley

Various medical care providers use different types of emergency trolleys depending on their demands. The following are some of them:

  • Instrument Trolley: There are two slabs on an instrument trolley. These are mostly used to transport medical equipment that is often seen in operating theatres.
  • Emergency Trolley: A stainless steel frame and coated panels are used in the manufacturing of an emergency trolley. They have drawers for storing medicine and emergency medical supplies.
  • Resuscitation Trolley: Resuscitation Trolleys are composed of stainless steel and may accommodate one to four trolleys.

Medical emergency trolleys are a collection of trays or drawers with shelves that are portable on wheels and usually have a push handle and are used in hospitals. They're employed in hospitals for transporting and administering emergency medicine, as well as equipment at medical and surgical emergency sites for life support protocols.   Medical emergency carts reduce time for doctors and nurses, increasing the odds of saving a life. It can also be called as a Crash cart or code cart.

D. Hospital Chairs 

Seating for doctors, therapists, practitioners, and patients is essential at the hospital. Certain considerations should be made while selecting hospital and clinic seating.

There are many types of chairs designed for medical use:

  • Wheelchair 
  • Patient chair
  • Dental chair
  • Stair chair
  • Recliner chair 
  • Dialysis chair
  • Lift chair
  • Stretcher chair 
  • Shower chair 
  • Gynecologist chair


The following are many different types of wheelchairs:

  • Manual Wheelchairs. They are most typically found in hospitals and nursing homes, and they are the most cost-effective option for most people.

However, of all the types of wheelchairs for the elderly available, this is probably a sub-optimal choice because many older persons lack the upper body strength to push themselves, necessitating the assistance of others to get them where they need to go. If your money allows it, a powered wheelchair or mobility scooter is nearly always a superior option for seniors.

Manual Wheelchairs Come in a Variety of Styles. This subcategory of wheelchairs can also be divided based on its intended use: Sports, Pediatric, Reclining, Transport, Heavy Duty, and Hemi-Height

  • Electric Wheelchairs. Electric wheelchairs are by far the most common type because they provide users greater mobility without requiring them to rely on a nurse or other help, except if it's for getting into the chair.

However, once in place, even those with severe mobility impairments may move around pretty simply. These are one of the greatest forms of wheelchairs for persons with cerebral palsy and other mobility-restricting diseases. They are substantially more expensive than their manual counterparts, but the extra cost is definitely worth it.

These can also be customised and fitted to specific demands, as in the case of the folding electric wheelchair.

  • Airplane Wheelchairs. This is typically utilised by airlines to assist in the transportation of persons with impairments, but if you have mobility challenges and travel regularly, you may surely invest in one privately as well.

They are often smaller and lighter than standard manual wheelchairs and are designed to navigate between rows of seats on a plane. They also include safety buckles, allowing you to buckle up while in flight, just like the rest of the passengers.

Of course, you may use them on a regular basis even if you aren't travelling.

  • Beach Wheelchairs. They are generally built of PVC or hollow aluminium tubes, with big wheels to help to traverse the sand. 
  • Bariatric Wheelchairs. This is specifically created for obese persons. These chairs, built on a sturdier frame with a larger seat, provide those with significant weight concerns a full range of mobility options.
  • Ergonomic Wheelchairs. An ergonomic wheelchair is a hybrid of a normal manual wheelchair and an ergonomic office chair with greater lumbar support. They are perfect seats for people who spend a lot of time sitting.
  • Paediatric Wheelchairs. Kid-sized wheelchairs are functionally equivalent to full-sized wheelchairs, but have been reduced in size to better suit their riders.
  • Reclining Wheelchairs. An outstanding specialised design that combines all of the benefits of a recliner into a wheelchair. These designs include a cushion for added comfort when resting in a reclining position. While it is possible to nap in these chairs, you will certainly need extra cushioning. If a reclining function is needed, these are the best sorts of wheelchairs for spinal cord injury sufferers.
  • Single-Arm Drive Wheelchairs. If there is one constraint with manual wheelchairs, it is that the user must propel the chair with both arms. If you only use one arm, you'll end up travelling in circles and getting nowhere quickly.

The single-arm drive wheelchair addresses this issue by connecting the two wheels with an uniquely formed axle, allowing you to go ahead with only one arm.

  • Sports (Racing) Wheelchairs. Sports wheelchairs have two types. First, Sports wheelchairs are built in the same way as regular wheelchairs, with the exception that the big rear wheels are tilted in toward the seat, allowing for tighter turns and allowing users to participate in a wide range of sports activities (tennis, basketball, etc.).

Second, racing models usually have two huge rear wheels that are angled inward as mentioned above, and a single, smaller front wheel. They are built for speed and allow users to compete in racing sports.

  • Standing Wheelchairs. This style of wheelchair is intended for use while standing. Most versions are reconfigurable, allowing them to be used in both seated and standing positions. 
  • Tilt Wheelchairs. If a reclining function is needed, these are the finest sorts of wheelchairs for cerebral palsy sufferers.
  • Ultralight Wheelchairs. Ultra-light wheelchairs, as the name indicates, are substantially lighter than standard wheelchairs. To do this, they make some concessions, such as a shorter seat back and lighter-weight materials.

E. Hospital Beds      

In a hospital or clinic, there are several types of beds accessible. These beds should be manufactured of high-quality materials to ensure their durability and longevity.

They should have characteristics such as an adjustable backrest, flexible side rails, the ability to change positions with a button, be corrosion-free and intact, and so on to give patients complete comfort and support.

  1. A hospital or clinic may have the following beds:
  2. ICU bed
  3. Pediatric bed
  4. Ward plain bed
  5. Semi fowler bed
  6. Electric beds

Other types of hospital furniture include 

  • Bedside screen 
  • Lockers 
  • Baby furniture