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IRIC safety alert

Safety Action Notice - SAN2402

Published on 08 July 2024

From: Health Facilities Scotland

SAN2402 - Covers for foam mattresses (hospital beds, hospital trolleys, and community beds): risk of cross-infection due to wear and damage.



This alert builds upon and extends the scope of Medical Device Alert MDA/2010/002, All types of bed mattresses, which was issued in January 2010. The scope is now extended to cover trolley mattresses and the actions have been revised in line with current recommended practice. The scope of this alert is limited to foam mattresses.