Hospital Lifts

Curti Lifts have been installing lifts in NHS Hospitals for almost 30 years.

To date we have installed over 100 lifts in NHS facilities backed by a 24 Hours a day, 7 Days a week, 365 days a year call out and maintenance service.

When you buy a lift from Curti Lifts we are there through concept, design, installation, maintenance and eventually refurbishment. Our lift experts can guide you through the process of deciding on which options are best for your project as well as offering continuous support throughout the installation.

We are able to offer a full range of Health Technical Memorandum 08-02 (HTM08-02) NHS Standard approved lifts including 33 Person Bed / Stretcher Lifts, Theatre Lifts and Heavy Duty Equipment Lifts.

Types of lift in healthcare buildings…

  • General passenger lifts
  • Trolley/stretcher lifts
  • Bed lifts
  • Goods lifts
  • Service lifts
  • Housekeeping lifts

General Passenger Lifts

The recommended size for a general passenger lift is one having a rated load of 1275 kg, a car floor area of 2000mm wide by 1400mm deep and a clear door-opening width of 1100mm. This lift ensures full accessibility to persons using a manual wheelchair described in BS EN 12183 or an electrically powered wheelchair.

Where traffic demands are lower, general passenger lifts with a rated load of 1000 kg, may be considered. This lift can accommodate a manual wheelchair and an accompanying person.

In smaller healthcare buildings (for example community hospitals, GP surgeries and walk-in health centres) or in other special circumstances, lifts with a rated load of 630 kg or 800 kg may be installed provided a clear door-opening width of 900mm is maintained. This lift ensures accessibility to persons using a manual wheelchair described in BS EN 12183 or an electrically powered wheelchair of class A or B described in BS EN 12184 and an accompanying person.

Trolley / Stretcher Lifts

These lifts are intended for the carrying of a passenger (patient) on a trolley (dimensions: 800mm by 2375mm) or a patient on a stretcher together with the necessary staff and equipment, or an empty extended standard hospital bed. 3.19 A trolley/stretcher lift should have a rated load of 1600 kg with clear car floor area of 1400mm wide by 2400mm deep and clear door-opening of 1400mm. Where these lifts are used for general passenger traffic, any handrails fitted should not intrude into the clear platform area.

Trolley/stretcher lifts should conform with BS EN 81-70.

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Bed Lifts

These lifts are intended for the carrying of a patient on a standard extended bed together with the necessary staff and equipment. This lift should have a rated load of 2500 kg, with clear car floor area of 1800mm wide by 2700mm deep and clear door-opening width of 1400mm Wherever possible, bed lifts should conform with BS EN 81-70, except where they may conflict with clinical requirements.

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Passenger & Goods Lifts

The recommended rated load of a goods lift is 2500 kg with car floor area of 1800mm wide by 2700mm deep and clear door-opening width of 1800mm.

In smaller healthcare buildings, the rated load may be reduced to 1600kg.

Housekeeping Lifts

These lifts are intended for the movement of “clean” items such as mail, stationery supplies, medical supplies, food, linen etc. The recommended rated load of a housekeeping lift is 1600 kg.

Some of our most recent projects include…

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To speak to us about a lift for an NHS project please call the new sales team on 01274 690618.

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