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Specialist Rotoflex turning beds deliver critical home independence with reduced risk during COVID-19 crisis

We continue to provide vital support to vulnerable individuals during the COVID-19 outbreak through its award-winning Rotoflex bed and enhanced services.

As suppliers of medical devices and assistive technology, Theraposture provides a vital and essential service and will be able to continue to operate safely.


“The market-leading expert is recognised as an essential supplier and has the backing of the NHS and the BHTA and the major charities that they work with.”


The equipment that Theraposture provides is vital in ensuring that customers can remain independent at home and can avoid residential care settings. For example, by using the Rotoflex Bed it is likely that less external help will be needed to help with bed transfers and therefore the risks of spreading the Covid virus are massively reduced.Rotoflex bed with fabric surround

Senior Theraposture representatives with the award-winning Rotoflex rotational bed. 

The patented Rotoflex is a specialist bed that will safely and consistently help users get into bed, get out of bed and to stand up without the need of hoisting, stand aids or carers. The Rotoflex takes the user from a seated position to a lying position at the touch of a button. Equally the bed also helps users from a lying position to a seated position from where they can be safely helped to their feet.


“Our solutions are designed to help individuals stay at home safely and with peace of mind”


Vertical lift technology can then raise users, so they achieve a safer standing transfer intentionally without being tipped forward. This proven and trusted product provides independence, and as a result, reduces the need for carer givers.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director comments:

“Our mission is always to provide independence, care, and comfort at home through quality and proven adjustable beds, chairs, and care cots. This ethos is now more relevant than ever before with social distancing, isolation, and shielding to beat the spread of Coronavirus. Our solutions are designed to help individuals stay at home safely and with peace of mind – with the ability to reduce or eliminate care costs. With the increased risk of infection between clients and carers, the need for products that facilitate mobility at home is imperative.”

Theraposture virus safety suits and maskTheraposture has introduced enhanced COVID-19 focussed protocols and services so that its assistive products are still available to individuals who are at increased risk because of the need for carers coming into their homes.

Many users of Theraposture products live with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s. These progressive debilitating conditions can make daily tasks like beds transfers difficult and sometimes dangerous. With a solution such as the Rotoflex bed, the immediate and future needs and risks are fully met.

This means that users could avoid residential care, hospital stays and the need for care packages. In addition, without appropriate and effective assistive equipment in the home, the risk of injury from falls is increased which can lead to undue pressure on the NHS. This furthers the risk of infection from COVID-19 hence Theraposture is continuing to provide products and equipment servicing if requested and where appropriate.


Theraposture’s key workers are operating with utmost caution and protection as per the government’s latest guidance


Theraposture’s key workers are operating with utmost caution and protection as per the government’s latest guidance which is continually reviewed. New services have been introduced such as group video client assessments which support end-users and Occupational Therapists so the duty of care can be maintained.

 

Liam concludes:

“We continue to receive high numbers of calls from existing and potential new customers seeking solutions for increased safety at home. Our Rotoflex bed is an exemplary product that delivers a proven alternative to domiciliary care and relocation to residential or nursing care. Add to this our comprehensive OT-led advice, partnership with Parkinson’s UK, we are helping to support the NHS and reduce unprecedented pressures on social care.”

Award-winning Theraposture returns to OT Show with latest Rotoflex and adjustable bed innovations

On stand J40 at the OT Show, Theraposture supported by Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist, will be presenting the new Rotoflex 235 Plus Mk2 turning bed alongside the popular Theracare Leg Lifter and a bespoke double combination adjustable bed.


The OT Show, J40, NEC, Birmingham, 27 and 28 November 2019


Theraposture has been a respected supplier of quality adjustable beds, chairs and care cots since 1981. Its  Rotoflex 235 Plus turning bed won the respected OT Show ‘Excellence in Caring’ Award last year.

Supported by OT Shaun Masters, the Theraposture stand at the OT Show will display a series of proven solutions for safe bed transfers that focus on community enablement.

 

 

 

 

Theraposture Trusted Assessors work closely with OTs during their clinically led assessments so that individual client needs are always met in terms of appropriate sleeping solutions. At the OT Show, Theraposture will be demonstrating a series of products that are suitable for varying client abilities with a focus on enablement within the community. These power-assisted solutions are proven to reduce care costs and relieve strain on NHS and social care budgets. Through ownership of either a Theraposture Rotoflex bed, leg lifter or adjustable bed, individuals with restricted mobility are able to improve their own occupational performance and sleep hygiene.

Shaun Masters, OT and Theraposture Trusted Assessor comments:

“We welcome all healthcare professionals to visit stand J40 to discuss individual client needs on a one-to-one basis and to discover why Theraposture products are the considered choice. We will demonstrate power-assisted solutions that offer a range of support for adults – from assistance with getting legs into bed through to complete rotational support from a sitting to a supine position. This product series delivers multiple clinical and well-being benefits and with the appropriate prescription, aims to encourage active mobility while maintaining safety and control. The 14-day Suitability Guarantee on all Theraposture products ensures a positive outcome every time, along with client peace of mind.”

Shaun adds:

“Maintaining client mobilisation is the priority here, however by choosing Theraposture products, pressure on NHS and social care budgets can also be reduced. The Rotoflex rotational bed range for example, is proven to reduce carer intervention from two-to-none – in these scenarios up to £27,000 per annum can be saved in care costs. By visiting us at the OT Show my fellow peers will be able to, not only understand these advantages, but gain CPD hours by attending my on stand ‘Getting legs into bed‘ seminars.”

On stand J40 the following solutions will be displayed:

Award-winning Theraposture Rotoflex 235 Plus Mk2 – part of the largest range of rotational beds available, the latest Rotoflex 235 Plus builds on the success of its predecessor. This bed for one person provides a feature-rich, standard solution that is suitable for the majority of individuals who need powered, rotational assistance to move from a supine to fully upright seated position with their feet on the floor.

This Rotoflex is totally unique – it is the only rotational bed in the world with a Powered Rising Heel Support for supported leg elevation. Traditionally all rotating beds have had to encompass a static heel section of mattress so that the rotating platform would not clash with the footboard, not anymore. With the use of one controller, the Rotoflex 235 Plus Mk2 provides powered elevation of a separate heel section with complete profiling, rotational and variable height. Being able to raise feet and legs in bed in a supportive and controlled manner can provide a wider range of health and well-being benefits.

The Rotoflex is the original turning bed refined over 20 years which is patented and cannot be directly copied. The bespoke Theraposture range includes low access, bariatric and double combination versions available with a variety of specialist mattresses. The Rotoflex is regularly prescribed by therapists as it includes a vertical lift in the seated position ie. it does not tip users forward like other beds or riser chairs.

This is critical for safe sit-to-stand transfer especially for those with strength and balance inconsistencies resulting from neurological conditions.

Theraposture Double Combination Bed – handcrafted, bespoke and durable adjustable beds for couples to share. Theraposture is a specialist in custom made beds with an infinite choice of size, style, functions and finish that allow people to continue sleeping together despite varying abilities. Consisting of two separate mattresses and adjustable sleeping platforms in one surround, each side can be fitted with electrically powered profiling and variable height. A Rotoflex turning system can also be integrated within the design so individuals requiring greater assistance can access the bed and adjust positioning without disturbing their partner.

Combined with a specialist range of mattresses for varying degrees of pressure management through to numerous safety devices, Theraposture beds offer hospital-grade strength and support within an attractive domestic look. Steel frames and mechanisms deliver better performance when combined to cheaper wooden alternatives, so longer term value and reliability is assured.

Theracare Leg Lifter – compatible with most types of bed, this reliable solution lifts legs up, over and onto a sleeping surface. Unlike other similar devices, the Theracare Leg Lifter positions a user’s legs nearer the centre of the bed, so minimal repositioning is required. The motor is quiet and strong enough to lift severely oedemic (swollen) legs. A simple yet highly effective solution for individuals with postural control.

Discover why Rotoflex rotating beds from Theraposture are the considered choice at Rise 4 Disability

At Rise 4 Disability, Theraposture will be showcasing the largest and most advanced range of assistive rotating beds, including the Rotoflex 235 Plus with the world’s first Powered Rising Heel Support.


25th September 2019: Rise 4 Disability, Kent Showground. Detling, Maidstone, Kent. ME14 3JF. map
Stand 111. Open 9:30am – 4pm


Theraposture Rotoflex Bed – the largest range of rotational beds that assist users from a supine to fully upright seated position with feet on the floor. The Rotoflex is the original turning bed refined over 20 years which is patented and cannot be directly copied. It is the only rotational bed in the world with a Powered Rising Heel Support for supported leg elevation. The bespoke Theraposture range includes low access, bariatric and double combination versions available with a variety of specialist mattresses.

Assessors sat on turning bed

Theraposture Trusted Assessors will be explaining the unique benefits of the Rotoflex bed at Rise4Disability Kent.

The Rotoflex is regularly prescribed by therapists as it includes vertical lift in the seated position ie. it does not tip users forward like other beds or riser chairs. This is critical for safe sit-to-stand transfers especially for those with strength and balance inconsistencies resulting from neurological conditions. The Rotoflex is proven to save care costs up to £27,000 per annum as independent living can be facilitated with carers reduced from two-to-none.

Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist and Trusted Assessor comments:

“I have worked with a significant number of clients who experience difficulties with bed transfers. I am confident that the Rotoflex is the most appropriate intervention available in meeting their needs and allowing participation in activities of daily living.”

 

NEW: Optional powered rising heel support

The original and trusted Rotoflex is the ONLY rotating bed that can be supplied with the patented Powered Rising Heel Support to provide fully supported leg elevation. This pioneering technology from Theraposture provides invaluable relief from circulation, pressure and fluid retention issues. This new feature can only be specified on Rotoflex beds from Theraposture – either within new products or retrofitted to existing models.

The bespoke Theraposture range is the widest available and includes:

  • Rotoflex 200 Mk2 bespoke – a tailor-made solution available in a variety of sizes and styles
  • Rotoflex 200 Low – the lowest access rotating bed for smaller or shorter users
  • Rotoflex 300 – assured bariatric support with user weight capacity of 250kg (39 stone)
  • Rotoflex Community 175 – a bed designed for NHS/social care loans
  • New Rotoflex 235 Plus – an inclusive, streamlined solution that is suitable for a wide range of needs with a Powered Rising Heel Support as standard

Theraposture Rotoflex 235 Plus Bed wins inaugural OT Show Award for Excellence in Caring


Theraposture’s latest addition to its extensive specialist rotating bed range, the new Rotoflex 235 Plus, has won the first Excellence in Caring Award at the OT Show 2018.


Selected by a panel of experienced healthcare professionals, the award-winning Rotoflex 235 Plus was deemed best product on show following a comprehensive review.

Launched at the NEC, this latest Rotoflex from Theraposture was regarded as a solution ‘that will revolutionise the care environment for both service-users and carers alike’ and ‘enable clients to take an active role in their care.’ Shortlisted alongside many other innovations from other exhibitors, the Rotoflex 235 Plus excelled in all criteria – strengthened by a compelling end user testimonial which reaffirmed the significant care, financial and lifestyle benefits of this assistive product.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director comments:

“We are delighted to have won this prestigious award as it officially recognises our Rotoflex as the considered choice. No other rotating bed system can deliver the same level of user support – resulting from a concept continually refined over a period of 20 years. It is a quality, considerately designed specialist bed, backed-up by ethical and caring assessment-led service. By working so closely with Occupational Therapists since 1981, we are able to understand more deeply the challenges that clients face – hence enhancing and widening the bespoke Rotoflex range to meet individual needs more precisely. Our award-winning Rotoflex 235 Plus is a culmination of all our experience particularly when you consider its in-built and unique Powered Rising Heel Support – a world’s first in rotating bed. This accolade we believe will send a clear signal to all healthcare professionals and end users that the Rotoflex is still the original and best.”


Therapostures Rotoflex range

The Rotoflex range from Theraposture is most established and trusted powered turning bed system – patented and totally unique. Often copied but never equalled, it facilitates safe and stable transfers in and out of bed through advanced engineering.

OT show - product award winner No other rotating bed provides the same level of ergonomics and support so users living with restricted mobility can independently access a bed with maximised safety and reassurance. Clients commonly with neurological conditions, such as MS and Parkinson’s, greatly benefit from its ability to move and rotate from a recumbent to a fully upright seated position. It is endorsed by the charity Parkinson’s UK – Theraposture is one of its chosen specialist product suppliers. With its vertical lift in the seated position, controlled standing and seating is possible for those with balance and strength inconsistencies – all without the need for carer assistance. When a carer is reduced from two-to-none, the Rotoflex is proven to save up to £27,000 per year in carer costs and eliminates the need for relocation into a care home.

 

Rotoflex 235 Plus offers even greater value

The latest Rotoflex 235 Plus offers even greater value as its streamlined and modular design is suitable for a wider range of user needs.

Rotoflex 235 profilingIt includes Theraposture’s patented powered rising heel support as standard, is ideally suited to users weighing up to 31 stones and is only available as a bed for one.

In addition to award success at the OT Show, the Theraposture exhibition stand generated positive results with high attendance levels particularly in response to its on-stand educational seminars. Shaun Masters, OT and Trusted Assessors hosted a series of sessions which provided invaluable awareness regarding safe bed transfers and specialist modular cots for children. Featuring the Rotoflex 235 Plus, Shaun’s
presentations entitled ‘Legs into bed – Enabling independent transfers for those unable to safely get into or out of bed’ were the most popular.

New Rotoflex and Age UK bed range at Rise 4 Disability

At Rise 4 Disability, we will be showcasing the extended Rotoflex bed range with the world’s-first powered rising heel support and the latest Age UK Beaumont adjustable bed.


18th September 2018: Rise 4 Disability, Kent Showground. Detling, Maidstone, Kent. ME14 3JF.
Stand C17. Open 9:30am – 4pm


NEW: Optional powered rising heel support for Theraposture Rotoflex beds

The original and trusted Rotoflex is the ONLY rotating bed that can be supplied with the patented powered rising heel support to provide fully supported leg elevation.

  • Pioneering technology
  • Invaluable relief from circulation and pressure and fluid retention issues.
  • New feature can only be specified on Rotoflex beds from Theraposture*

* Within new products or retrofitted to existing models.

Theraposture stand showing Rotoflex

JUST EXTENDED: Rotoflex Range

Each Rotoflex bed represents a revolution in care cost savings as it gives independence to users and can typically save up to £27,000* a year when carers are reduced from two-to-none.

The new Theraposture range includes

  • Rotoflex 200 Mk2 bespoke – a tailor-made solution available in a variety of sizes and styles
  • Rotoflex Low 200 – the lowest access rotating bed for smaller or shorter users
  • Rotoflex 300 – assured bariatric support with user weight capacity of 250kg (39 stone)
  • Rotoflex Community 175 – a bed designed for NHS/social care loans
  • New Rotoflex 235 Plus – an inclusive, streamlined solution that is suitable for a wide range of needs with a powered rising heel support as standard

Rotoflex 235 rotating

* Based on example county council care costs

 

Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist and Trusted Assessor comments:

Shaun Masters, OT“I have worked with a significant number of clients who experience difficulties with bed transfers. I am confident that the Rotoflex is the most appropriate intervention available in meeting their needs and allowing participation in activities of daily living.”

 

 

NEW Age UK Beaumont adjustable bed

The Beaumont bed is a new contemporary and luxurious design that encompasses extensive in-built technology.

Beaumont adjustable bed

These features include:

  • Powered massage
  • Built-in USB sockets
  • Profiling mattress
  • Intelligent memory positioning
  • Quality of finish that would enhance any bedroom

As with all quality Age UK adjustable beds from Theraposture, the Beaumont provides mattress profiling so owners can achieve their ideal sleeping position for maximum comfort.

Available as either a 3’, 4’ or 4’6’’ wide bed for one person or 5’ or 6’’ wide bed for two people, the Beaumont can be handcrafted in a variety of fabrics to suit all styles and tastes. The full range of Age UK adjustable beds includes other models with variable height as well as profiling.

Nursing bed

There will also be a Theracare nursing bed displayed on the Symmetrikit stand (E11) so visitors can appreciate the ideal compatibility of Symmetrikit postural sleep systems and Theraposture beds.

Theraposture to extend market-leading Rotoflex bed range with pioneering new additions at OT Show

Theraposture will be reaffirming its position at the forefront of rotational bed solutions with the introduction of additional Rotoflex designs at the Occupational Therapy Show (stand D32, NEC, 22-23 November).


PIONEERING ROTOFLEX INNOVATIONS ON STAND D32 – TO BE UNVEILED FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE OT SHOW – ALL PROFESSIONALS AND PRESS WELCOME.


demonstrating adjustable beds at the OT Show

The Theraposture stand at the 2017 OT Show will host the unveiling of ground-breaking Rotoflex bed innovations.

Solutions for OTs

Since 1981, Theraposture has been the considered choice for OTs seeking quality, reliable and proven rotational bed systems. The powered Rotoflex from Theraposture is the original and trusted turning bed that moves a user from a recumbent to fully upright seated position at the side of the bed. Its unique functionality includes vertical seat lift so users achieve safer sit-to-stand transfers and can enjoy greater independence at home. The Rotoflex range from Theraposture is the widest available which provides OTs and their clients with appropriate product provision every time. This range has just been extended with the introduction of two new Rotoflex models and a ground-breaking retro-fit option.

  • Proven to typically save up to £27,500 in annual care costs when two carers are reduced to none.
  • Can eliminate the need for moving and handling assistance so users can access and exit a bed on their own terms.
  • Lifestyle benefit is of significant value for all users especially those with progressive neurological conditions such as MS and Parkinson’s.
  • Owners are able to remain at home for longer without the expense and inconvenience of relocation into residential care.
  • Offers a solution to a wider demographic of people who can now benefit from comfort, safety and peace of mind.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director comments:

“I would like to invite all healthcare professionals onto our stand at the OT Show – the launch of our new Rotoflex beds is not to be missed. I believe these additional designs represent a breakthrough in ergonomics and support for end users. They build on the proven performance of our Rotoflex range with the addition of extra functionality, functionality that resolves a common problem.”

Liam continues:

“There may now be other rotating beds, but there is only one Rotoflex and we are going to explain why the Rotoflex is notably different, unique in its design and functionality, protected from direct copy and completely trusted for over 20 years. Our Trusted Assessors will be joined by the German inventor of the Rotoflex so OTs have the opportunity to understand why this turning bed solution is truly the
considered choice.”

Alongside these exciting innovations, Theraposture will be demonstrating the ‘future-proof’ Mascot Mark 2 Care Cot and the current popular Rotoflex Low Access bed. Trusted Assessors will be on hand throughout the show to discuss individual client needs and there will be a range of free educational literature available.

Newlife, the charity for Disabled Children, will also be on the stand ready to explain how its close relationship with Theraposture benefits paediatric OTs and their clients.

Rotoflex rotating beds at Lincolnshire NHS Moving and Handling event

We will be exhibiting our leading heavy duty and low access Rotoflex beds along with the Theracare leg lifter at the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust exhibition:


Moving and handling – Moving forward in children and adult care.’


17th October, 9am-5pm. Lady Eastwood Centre, Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark NG24 2NY

Theraposture stand at Lincoln NHS Event

The exhibition will showcase

  • Excellence in safer moving and handling focusing on:
    • Disabilities
    • Transportation and facilitation
  • Displays from specialist product suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Seminars.
  • Demonstrations of the latest equipment and techniques.

All professional visitors will be able to enhance their knowledge regarding mobilisation of paediatric, bariatric, adults and older adult service users and will receive a CPD certificate of attendance.

Tailor-made rotating beds

Theraposture provides the widest range of tailor-made rotating beds. We will demonstrate two leading examples at this event.

  1. The heavy duty Rotoflex 300 has the highest weight capacity available as it can accommodate a user weighing up to 250kg.
  2. The Rotoflex 175 Low is the only low access turning bed that fully complies with BSEN 60601-2- 52 regarding safe working heights for carers. It is ideal for smaller users or people requiring a lower seat height.

Safe transfers in and out of bed

Continually enhanced over 20 years, the original and proven Rotoflex provides safe and independent transfers in and out of bed. With smooth powered functionality, it moves users from a recumbent position to a fully upright seated position at the side of the bed.

All Rotoflex models from Theraposture include a vertical lift in the seated position:

  • Safer and more stable sit-to-stand transfers are possible.
  • It will not tip users forward like some inferior copies.
  • With a reduced need for carer assistance, the Rotoflex helps owners:
    • Live in their own home for longer
    • Avoid expensive care costs

Leg Lifter

Alongside the Rotoflex Theraposture will be showcasing its Theracare Leg Lifter:

  • Compatible with most types of bed whether they are non-adjustable or adjustable.
  • Comfortably lift legs up, over and onto the sleeping surface.
  • Requires very little movement or repositioning.

Theraposture delivers rewarding educational content to Occupational Therapists at Rise 4 Disability

Theraposture provided successful Rotoflex and Mascot seminars and new educational literature at Rise 4 Disability (7 th Sept, Kent Showground).

Rise 4 Disability is a free exhibition that provides the latest products, services and information to assist with independent living. As one of the leading specialists exhibiting at the show, Theraposture demonstrated its fully future-proofed Mascot cot and proven Rotoflex rotational bed on stand B1 and during a series of educational presentations. Paediatric and Adult Healthcare Professionals and Occupational Therapists were able to see first-hand why Theraposture and its products are the considered choice.

Lecture with man sitting on cot bed

Liam Braddell, Theraposure Sales Director, demonstrates why the Mascot Mk2 is the only fully future proofed care cot at Rise 4 Disability.

Product demonstrations and new literature

In addition to live product demonstrations, Theraposture provided copies of its latest educational literature – a guide to assistive turning bed systems. This guide contains vital information for professionals, families and disabled users so they can make more of an informed decision regarding rotating bed selection. It highlights the many factors to consider so that independence is maximised and the pitfalls of selecting an inferior or inappropriate product can be avoided. Theraposture’s proven rotating bed, the one and only Rotoflex, was on display at Rise 4 Disability and generated high levels of interest from visitors. Its leading ergonomics, quality and the unmatched range of sizes, user capacities, entrance heights and aesthetic design options were clear to see. Its vertical seat lift functionality was highlighted and demonstrated as the considered safe sit-to- stand solution for users struggling with balance and weight bearing as the Rotoflex does not tip users forward like a riser chair and other rotating beds.

Educational seminars on the Mascot cot

Paediatric OTs and families were keen to understand more about the Mascot Mk2 cot at Rise 4 Disability.The educational seminars delivered by Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director, provided the opportunity to understand why this height adjustable cot is the most cost-effective, long-term choice. Information regarding this popular market leading product was provided along with the new cot funding guide from Theraposture – another essential piece of educational information that assists professionals and families.

Liam summaries:

“Rise 4 Disability gave us the opportunity to showcase why we are the considered choice. During the Speed Sourcing Seminars I was able to explain how we consider every aspect of product and service provision so clients receive the most appropriate sleeping solution every time. We are a caring and ethical business with a reputation for high quality products that maximise safety and independence. Our latest educational literature perfectly complemented our product showcase and underlines our commitment to supporting professionals and families through objective and informed advice.”

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Therapost Newsletter September 2017

TheraPost from Theraposture September 2017 Come and see us at Rise 4 Disability

Come and discover why we are the considered choice at Rise 4 Disability

Thursday 7th Sept: Rise 4 Disability, Stand B1, Kent Showground, Maidstone, ME14 3JF, 10am-4pm, free admission.

Our bespoke adjustable beds, cots and chairs are the considered choice for families, healthcare professionals and individuals living with disability. Each handcrafted solution is carefully considered through assessment based provision and by working closely with OTs so that positive outcomes are achieved everytime.

On stand B1 and in ‘Speed Sourcing’ Sessions:


  • See why our original and proven Rotoflex rotational bed is the considered choice
  • See why our Mascot is considered the most effective future-proof care cot available today!

Rotoflex and Mascot - the considered choices Theraposture 14-day Suitability GuaranteeOur client- and therapist-centred approach includes:referential prices for OTs

  • Free home assessments
  • Trusted and experienced assessors to help with specifying equipment
  • Written reports with helpful justification
  • Electronic itemised quotes
  • Fast delivery from stock
  • Free loan beds if needed
  • 14 day Suitability Guarantee
  • 3 year FULLY inclusive warranty
  • Service and maintenance packages available

 

New! Care cot funding guide