Explained CEO Guy Schofield: ‘We all know how awkward it is to manoeuver a large vehicle on our congested British roads, so our concept behind the design of the QA3 v3.0 was to create as compact, manoeuvrable and light weight a product as possible without compromising the size of the patient lying surface.
‘The result has been that when pushing the QA3 with the backrest raised, it is little more than 1.8m long. Indeed the QA3 v3.0 goes lower and is narrower and shorter than nearly all other patient trolleys on the market. The mattress size however, has not been compromised as it covers almost the entire width of the trolley, offering yet another advantage: an almost zero transfer gap.
‘Combine these features with our unique 5th wheel steering mechanism, and you have a trolley that is supremely easy to handle in the tight congested spaces of your average busy hospital.’
Other features to aid staff manipulating the trolley once a patient is on board include a gas assisted backlift and damper assisted Trendelenburg tilt.
As well as patient transport, there is a dedicated Emergency version of the QA3 which is X-ray translucent for A&E departments, and also a special Endoscopy version which has a small but significant 100mm increase in its maximum height.
See the all of Anetic Aid’s exhibits – the QA3 Variable Height Patient Trolley, the QA4 Day Surgery Trolley System, the AT4 Tourniquet System and a wide range of operation table accessories and quality stainless steel furniture on stand B25 in Hall 14.