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Care Home Mattress Standards

Hi, can anyone point me to guidance around mattress requirements for CQC registered care homes? Can residents have sprung mattresses on divan beds? I thought they would have to be similar to 'hospital' mattresses for water resistance/fire safety standards?

Thanks

2 Comments

  1. Beverly Lamb Jan 24, 2023 09:55 AM

    There doesn't seem to be a set standard, apart from being in good condition, stain free and impervious to moisture.. Type of mattress will vary depending on care home and needs of individual residents based on a risk assessment.  

  1. Susan C. Wynne Feb 8, 2023 10:13 AM

    I have an audit tool that was developed by the CQC   sue.wynne@surreycc.gov.uk  (explains what to do, inspection and water test) 

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