FloorBed 1

At just 70mm, FloorBed 1 is little higher than a tennis ball, greatly reducing the risk of injury from falls. It rises to full nursing height to facilitate care tasks and offers comprehensive functional and clinical benefits to maximise user safety. The FloorBed has all the profiling functions of a standard nursing bed. See more on the FloorBed range on our dedicated website: 

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Functions & benefits
Technical specification
Case study

Benefits of the low rise function

Can reduce risk of injury following a fall from bed

  • The extremely low mattress platform of just 70mm greatly reduces the total fall height and thus aids in reducing the impact of a fall. In fact, a fall becomes a roll - in some cases, avoiding the associated pain and costs of a damaging fall.

Reduces the requirement for bed rails

  • By making any potential fall height so low, the requirement for bed rails can be reduced in some cases. This is significant for those users who may be at risk with the use of bed rails. If bed rails are not used, risks such as entrapment, injury on impact and increase in the potential fall height can potentially be reduced.

May reduce user agitation

  • Users may become distressed and agitated from being surrounded by side rails. They may attempt to climb over the rails and may also exhibit other behavioural issues.

Benefits of profiling bed functions

Full nursing height

  • The FloorBed1 raises to 650mm enabling carers to complete care tasks.

Compatible with specialist mattress systems

  • The FloorBed1 mattress platform is a standard size of 900mm W x 2000mm L, making it compatible with most mattress systems.

Beds rails are compliant for foam and dynamic mattresses

  • The bed rails are designed to comply with the latest safety standards; the distance from the top of the rail to the mattress is 220mm, even with deep-cell air mattress of up to 205mm.

No trailing wires

  • Wires are securely fixed the bed frame to reduce the risk of damage and allow for the safe use of a mobile hoist.

Plug and play motors

  • This means that parts can easily be replaced by maintenance personnel. 

Backrest elevation

  • The backrest elevation function can assist with transfers and offer a range of movement for the user. The raised position enables easier eye contact resulting in better social interaction. In some cases, it may reduce fluid build-up in lungs, facilitate improved respiratory function and assist with swallowing.


  • The kneebreak function enables users to retain their position more easily as it can reduce the risk of the user slipping down in the bed. The function may also help to reduce fluid and pressure in legs and ankles.
External Dimensions 925mm W × 2255mm L 
Mattress Size  900mm W × 2000mm L   
Castor Wheels 4 x castors with brakes
Lift range 71mm to 650mm (2.8 - 25.6 in)
Safe working load 185kg (29 st)
Maximum patient weight 150kg (24 st)

Reducing patient bed falls

By Accora Ltd in collaboration with Darrell Byrom, Director of Westgate Healthcare

The purpose of this case study is to demonstrate how FloorBed® can reduce the risk of injuries from bed falls.Hospital Episode Statistics for England show that in one year, there were 21,722 episodes of falls involving beds with 19,296 subsequent hospital admissions. [1]


The FloorBed® lowers to a floor level height of 71mm (3”); low enough to reduce the impact of a fall from the bed and reduce the risk of injury. A study was carried out to demonstrate that FloorBed® is a possible solution to this widespread problem. Westgate House Healthcare was chosen; an establishment that provides a range of services including residential care, nursing care, intermediate care, palliative care and dementia care.

The objective of the study was to measure two statistics:

  • falls from bed
  • falls from bed resulting in injury

As displayed in the chart, the following outcomes were achieved during the study period:

  • Approx 50% reduction in bed falls
  • 100% reduction in bed falls resulting in injury

“This is a remarkable result as our biggest falls risk (i.e. falls from bed) has now almost been eliminated, without any additional restrictions placed on our residents. the project has been a huge success as far as we are concerned.”

Darrell Byrom, Director of Westgate Healthcare[1]

The Health and Social Care Information Centre,Hospital Episode Statistics for England.