Hospitals occasionally find mattresses which have been contaminated with body and/or cleaning fluids due to a breakdown/flaw in the·cover used to protect the mattress.
SMTL have been assessing mattress covers for hospitals and for industry in recent years to try to determine whether the damage to the cover was caused during use or was an inherent flaw in the cover due to a manufacturing problem.
If you have experienced problems with mattress covers and wish to commission an investigation into the cause of the damage, then contact the SMTL:
Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory, Princess of Wales Hospital, Coity Road, Bridgend, UK, CF31 1RQ.
Tel: +44 (0) 1656 752820