Challenge: NHS Beds Needed
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK anticipated a significant increase in the number of hospital spaces required. To address this, NHS Nightingale Hospitals were temporarily set up across the country; and the NHS Supply Chain put out a call for the equipment needed to fill these new hospitals.
Our customer, a leading UK bed designer and manufacturer, had an urgent and immediate demand for beds to supply the NHS Nightingale Hospital at NEC Birmingham, and NHS Louisa Jordan in Glasgow.
They had three significant challenges which needed to be addressed for this project:
- Development of a bed design which met all regulatory requirements.
- Design and manufacture of the product needed to be exclusively via UK manufacturers, as borders were closed due to the pandemic.
- The project was time-critical: a quick turnaround for delivery to the NHS was paramount.