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What is the best hospital bed for home use?

The best hospital bed for home use is quite simply a bed that meets all the care and mobility requirements of the user to improve their quality of life.

When you’re choosing a hospital care bed for your home it’s important to consider the appearance of the bed and how it will look in your bedroom. Hospital beds don’t have to look like the traditional, metal framed medical beds you might first think of.

Upholstered Hospital Bed

For example, the Opera Signature Comfort, as seen above, has a fully upholstered surround while maintaining the height adjustment and profiling functionality of a hospital bed. With a choice of headboards, upholstery and wood colours, this hospital bed can be fully personalised to suit you and your home.

Our whole range of profiling hospital beds and mattresses can be bought and installed by our team of UK wide engineers, usually with 2-3 days of purchase. You can view the whole range by clicking here or call our helpful support team on 0333 222 8584.

Hospital Bed with Rails
Solo Wooden Discreet Hospital Bed

How much are hospital beds for home use?

Our range of adjustable hospital beds are priced from £595 and mattresses start at £195. You can view the full range of hospital beds to buy here.

Can I get funding for a hospital bed?

Depending on your situation you may be eligible for some funding or a grant towards the cost of a hospital bed and mattress. If you meet the criteria, an occupational therapist may specify a bed that meets your requirements and submit a funding request to the council.

Am I exempt from paying tax on a hospital bed?

You are exempt from paying tax on a hospital bed and mattress if you have a named medical condition. See our VAT page for more information around illness and disability VAT relief. 


Where can I order a hospital bed for home?

You can order a hospital bed from Opera Care by speaking to one of our highly trained and helpful advisors who will assist you in selecting the right bed and mattress for your needs. Alternatively, you can use our configuration tool on our website to build your new bed, selecting width options, wood colours, upholstery materials and fabric colours. You can try it out here.


Find out how Opera could help you with your bed needs.

Contact us, or speak to our experts advisors on 0333 222 8584

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