WATERPROOF MATTRESS PROTECTOR / Incontinence mattress cover
Hospital Direct’s Roma™ Mattress Protector makes patient repositioning easier for both staff and patients.
Constantly pulling slide sheets in and out of bedding is a hassle. That’s why many care organisations now use the Roma™ Mattress Protector to reposition patients instead. Caregivers can use the mattress cover to adjust a patient’s position without disturbing them – all while reducing the risk of staff injury. In fact, medical staff love the mattress cover almost as much as patients.
You can easily slip the waterproof mattress protector over the mattress, ensuring a perfect fit. We stock the mattress covers in four sizes to fit mattresses of various sizes. What’s more, the Roma™ Mattress Protector is thinner than a bed sheet, meaning it doesn’t affect any pressure-reducing qualities the mattress may offer.
Once in place, you can place a bed sheet on top of the protector. Then, when you help a patient sit up in bed, they won’t slip back down. Simply untuck the bed sheet and reposition the patient using the mattress cover. Alternatively, you can unroll a flat slide sheet between the layers to reposition the patient. The mattress cover only becomes fully slippery when you introduce a flat sheet for turning or re-positioning manoeuvres.
Choose between washable mattress covers (sold individually) or patient-specific mattress covers (available in packs of 10). Alternatively, we now also stock Roma™ Packs for dynamic mattresses, too. These packs combine a Roma™ Mattress Protector with a flat slide sheet so you have everything you need for your patients – whether in hospital or at home.
If you need more advice about the mattress protector, please get in touch with our Technical Team for more information. We will be delighted to help.
Features and Benefits
- Available in four sizes to fit a variety of mattresses
- Waterproof to protect against spills and leaks
- Doesn’t affect mattress pressure-reducing qualities
- Washable at 74°C to reduce the risk of infection and uphold cleanliness
- Manufactured in the UK
- FIM Independence Level: 6–1
- Single or multiple carers who reposition patients/clients requiring long-term/24-hour bed care
- High dependency
- Stroke care
- Palliative care
- Community nursing
- Home care
- Social services
- Children’s nursing
- Occupational therapy