Lifts for Hospitals

Essential Lifts for Hospitals and NHS Facilities

Hospitals are unique environments demanding exceptional performance from their lifts. From transporting bed-bound individuals to ensuring efficient movement between departments, reliable and purpose-built lifts play a crucial role in daily operations.

At Tower Lifts, we understand the unique challenges of healthcare facilities. With over two decades of experience serving the NHS, we provide customisable lifts for hospitals that guarantee smooth patient flow, optimise staff efficiency, and prioritise accessibility for all.

Here’s how we support UK healthcare:

  • HTM 08-02 Compliance. As required, our lifts meet the rigorous standards of Health Technical Memorandum 08-02, ensuring optimal safety, functionality, and infection control.
  • Tailored Solutions. Whether you need stretcher lifts, passenger lifts, heavy-duty lifts, or goods lifts, we design and install systems that perfectly fit your specific needs and patient population.
  • 24/7 Support. Our lift breakdown and repair team provides round-the-clock support, ensuring that downtime is kept to a minimum.
  • Accessibility Focus. Our lifts prioritise accessibility for all, including individuals with disabilities and those requiring stretcher transport.

Different Types of Lifts Required in NHS Settings

Hospitals are complex ecosystems, demanding diverse lift solutions to ensure patient flow, efficient staff movement, and essential equipment transport. Tower Lifts understands these unique needs and offers a comprehensive range of lifts specifically designed for NHS settings.

1. Passenger Lifts

  • Accessibility First. Designed to comfortably accommodate wheelchairs and meet BS EN81-70 standards.
  • High Traffic, High Durability. Built for heavy use with multiple lifts distributed strategically for smooth flow.
  • Public & Staff Access. Serve both public areas and staff zones, ensuring efficient movement of clinicians, nurses, and support staff.

2. Hospital Trolley/Stretcher Lifts

  • Dedicated Patient Transport. Accommodate patients on trolleys, stretchers, or standard beds with accompanying staff and equipment.
  • Spacious & Robust. Meet BS EN81-70 standards and guidance HTM 08-02 depending on whether a bed lift or trolley/stretcher lift.
  • Dual Functionality. Can also handle general passenger traffic when needed, adhering to BS EN 81-70 guidelines.

3. Hospital Bed Lifts

  • Heavy-Duty Capacity. Designed for bariatric patients, transporting beds, multiple wheelchairs, or stretcher patients (2500kg capacity).
  • Spacious Interior. Offers ample space for a bed, staff, and equipment (1800mm wide, 2700mm deep, 1400mm door width).
  • Clinical Adaptability. Adheres to BS EN 81-70 whenever possible, while prioritising clinical needs.
Hospital Bed Lifts

4. Goods (With Attendent) Lifts

  • Efficient Material Movement. Transport essential items like laundry, equipment, housekeeping supplies, and food (2000kg capacity).
  • Spacious Design. Offers ample space for bulky goods (2000mm wide, 2000mm deep, 1800mm door width).
  • Smaller Options Available. 1500kg capacity lifts suitable for smaller healthcare facilities.

5. Housekeeping Lifts

  • Dedicated for Clean Items. Safely transport mail, stationery, medical supplies, food, and linen (1600kg capacity).

Navigating Healthcare Lift Regulations

Tower Lifts understands the unique healthcare environment and the essential role lifts for hospitals play in delivering exceptional care. We ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and prioritise patient well-being:

Adhering to HTM 08-02

We follow the Health Technical Memorandum 2016 guidelines for design, installation, and operation of healthcare lifts. This ensures safety, functionality, and optimal infection control.

Meeting CQC Standards

Our design team is familiar with the Care Quality Commission Standards of Care, including bespoke requirements for patients with specific conditions. We create lift solutions that promote accessibility, dignity, and a positive patient experience, aligning with CQC’s focus on quality care.

Working With Tower Lifts

Since 2006, Tower Lifts has been a trusted and reliable partner for NHS hospitals seeking durable and efficient lift solutions. Our experienced engineers tackle even the most complex architectural challenges, working seamlessly with architects, developers, and healthcare stakeholders.

We are an ISO9001:2008 Lift Cert and UKAS approved company adhering to all current Lift Regulations.

Would you like to speak to a Tower Lifts engineer about installing lifts for a hospital setting? Call us today on 01525 601099.

Tower Lifts carry out design and installation on a varied range of lifts throughout the UK including:

Domestic Lifts • Food Lifts • Bespoke Platform Lifts • Service Lifts • Platform Lifts • Goods Lifts • Scenic Lifts • Heavy Duty / Car Lifts • Passenger Lifts • Dumbwaiter Lifts • MRL Lifts • Fire lifts • Residential Lifts • low-Headroom Lift