Mental Health Mattresses
The Forté Mental Health range provides comfort, care, compliance, and excellent value.
Specific models suit short and long-term care Mental Health applications for high through to low care facilities.
Forté manufactures a wide range of high-performance, high frequency sealed and welded tamper resistant covers ensuring mattress longevity and infection control. Compliance with relevant standards is achieved using specific fit-for-purpose materials which include a selection of double reinforced PVC materials and Soft-Touch Waterproof Polyurethane Medical Covers.
A full selection of foam designs is available for every mental health mattress requirement. This includes solutions for low-high risk pressure care, rehabilitation and general in-patient use, seclusion/de-escalation and both short and long-term care. Forté utilises automated foam engineering technology which can integrate features such as Ventraflow within the foam core for enhanced pressure redistribution, care, comfort, and value. The unique foam selection offered by Forté ensures superior performance and compliance with relevant mental health facility requirements. Read More
Forte Healthcare: Suppliers of Mental Health Mattresses
A mental health mattress from Forte Healthcare is a specially designed solution for patients within a mental health setting.
As an experienced psychiatric beds manufacturer, we can help you to find a mattress that brings your patients comfort whilst caring for the needs of your clinical staff. Read More
Why Come to Forte Healthcare for Your Mental Health Mattress?
Our consultation process, ensures the best mental health bed for your patients. Our range of Fourfront mattresses offers you 4-way rotational core and, high-performance, fire retardant foams and fully sealed and enclosed covers ensuring patients are comfortable and can safely rest with-out causing any harm to themselves, staff and equipment.
We have different options available to meet your requirements, including the Fourfront FM4, Fourfront FM5, Fourfront FM6 and the Fourfront FS Seclusion. No matter which mattress you pick, you can expect durability and suitability of design.
Each waterproof hospital mattress has fully sealed and enclosed high frequency welded covers to providing the ultimate protection, and it means that it made for longevity. They also conform to safety standards, and all the foams are fire-retardant.
We take a multidisciplinary approach to consultation, and work with clinicians, caregivers, facility managers and anyone else involved in the patient’s care in order to select the most appropriate Fourfront mattress for the needs of the patient. Whether you want to place a small or large order, Forte Healthcare will be happy to supply you with what you need.
When you order a mental health bed mattress, we can custom make it ensuring patients get exactly what they need. We recognise that no two patients are the same, and we can offer you modifications so that they get the best psychiatric mattress for them.
Modifications can include unique pressure care requirements, custom weight capacities or infection control features to name just a few. Your options will be fully explained to you during the consultation process.
Find Out More About Our Psychiatric Mattresses Today at Forte Healthcare
Forte Healthcare is an Australian owned company, we have been providing healthcare solutions to Australia and New Zealand for over twenty years. As we specialise in medical mattresses, therapeutic support surfaces, pressure-relieving cushions and patient positioning products, we know how to deliver patient comfort without compromising on pressure injury prevention requirements.
For orders of up to 10 units, we provide a 10 day production guarantee for custom made orders of mattresses.
We manufacture our mental health mattress in our Armidale New Englandfactory, and this means we have full control over product quality through our vertically integrated process. We work with leading global foam, fabric and plastic raw material manufacturers to provide a unique blend of product performance and quality bringing you the very best in medical mattresses.
At Forte Healthcare, we are committed to exceeding the expectations of clients, prescribers and clinical professionals. Offering premium quality products in a manufacturer direct model you can look forward to longevity, effective performance and value with each and every Forté Medical Mattress. Browse through our website to find out more about our mattresses, or you can request a catalogue today.
Standard and custom-made sizing, no minimum order quantity
Complete Range, Pressure Care and High-Performance Tamper Resistant Solutions
Obligation Free Trials, Assessments and Samples
The environment in a mental health facility, correctional facility, group home, or any application where safety and security can often feel isolated and confined, leaving residents in a fragile state. In these environments, everyday items, even something like bedsheets, could be seen as a means of harm, either to oneself or to others.
That is what makes anti-ligature furniture in correctional facilities, psychiatric facilities and behavioural health facilities critical. Whether it’s a piece of resident room furniture, like a mattress, or dining room furniture such as a dining table, furniture in these applications must be designed to prevent injury to self or others and must have absolutely no areas where any object can be tied to.
Mental health standards specify support surfaces must be anti-ligature. An anti-ligature product is one that reduces the risk of self-harm through strangulation, by making it as difficult as possible to secure a cord or other material in place. Ligature resistant mattresses do not contain any points where cords, ropes, or even bedsheets can be attached.
Hanging or strangulation is the most common method of suicide for patients in psychiatric care (used in approximately 75% of cases), so minimising ligature risks is a key area of concern for care providers.
To achieve an anti-ligature mattress, the cover must be fully sealed and enclosed with no zip or means of access inside the cover. The cover must be constructed with welded seams and reinforced with stitching on the underside of the cover for ultimate seam strength. Strong seams and cover construction, as well as heavy duty fabrics, ensure the support surface is pickproof to prevent the concealment of contraband and protect against any foam core damage.
It is important to understand that a ligature resistant support surface should not be taken lightly. While inmate and patient mattresses may seem like something insignificant when compared to other obstacles, it is in fact one of the most crucial parts in ensuring a safe and healthy environment. There are many challenges when designing behavioural health and correctional facilities because they must have an atmosphere that is aesthetically pleasing and welcoming, in order to support the healing process, and keep vulnerable residents safe and well. Research by professionals has proved by removing access to any method where self-harm can occur is effective in its prevention.
A well-built anti-ligature mattress should give you peace of mind, knowing your residents and staff can remain comfortable and safe!
The mental health care environment has patients with special needs that may differ from the acute care environment. Patients typically suffer mental illnesses which is a health condition that involves changes in emotion, thinking or behaviour (and/or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/problems functioning in social, work or family activities. There can be a lot of risks involved with patients that have poor mental health – including self and property harm, for example, risk of fire.
As such, it is a standard for mental health medical equipment for all equipment to be anti-ligature and fire retardant.
For a mattress or support surface to truly meet mental health standards, All materials used must be fire retardant, including what is inside the cover.
What does Fire Retardant mean? A fire retardant is a substance that is used to slow down or stop the spread of fire or reduce its intensity. This is commonly accomplished by chemical reactions that reduce the flammability of fuels or delay their combustion.
All foams used in Forté mental health mattresses meet BS5852 Source 5 Specification. Covers meet BS 6807 ignition source 5 and BS 7175 ignition source 5 standards.
What is BS5852 Source 5 Specification?
Test methods for assessing the ignitability of covers and fillings used in upholstered products such as mattresses, by smouldering and flaming ignition sources
BS5852 is a British Standard that describes methods for assessing the ignitability of single material combinations, e.g. cover and foam core of a mattress, when subjected either to a smouldering cigarette or to flaming ignition sources of thermal output ranging from that of a burning match to that approximating to the burning of four double sheets of full-size newspaper, as might be applied accidentally to any item of furniture.
Source five is one out of seven ignition sources of the BS5852;
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What is BS 7175 ignition source 5 Specification?
Methods of test for the ignitability of bedcovers and pillows by smouldering and flaming ignition sources. BS 7175 describes methods of test for the ignitability of bedcovers and pillows when subjected to smouldering and flaming types of ignition sources of differing severities.
Source five uses a wood crib 5. A crib is composed of wooden planks glued together. Lint is attached to the bottom. After adding propane-diol, the crib is placed on the test rig and ignited with a match. If no flaming or progressive smouldering is observed on both cover and foam core, the test is recorded as no ignition and the material passes the test.
At Forté Healthcare we stand behind the performance of our products with the utmost confidence.
We understand no one company can be all things to everybody so our primary focus is to ensure the products we manufacture continually raise the benchmark for patient care, performance and quality.
Hear what Health Professionals say About Forté Healthcare Mattresses…
Forté Healthcare has been a pleasure to work with – the team is always easy to talk to and quick to respond to questions, queries and issues. We also had difficulty with a product and a new one was delivered the following business day ensuring participant safety and satisfaction.
We are really happy with the mattresses. Fantastic product especially given the short time frame for supply
Burnett Heads, QLD
You are amazing, it is on site with the client the day after it arrived. Can not thank you enough, really appreciate it. Hope you have a great week, you certainly made mine
Great product and Australian made. Locally owned and run as well as being a team of lovely people.
Customer service is fantastic. Products are of a high quality. A pleasure to deal with Forte.
Excellent company to deal with, quick turnaround. Carol fabulous to work with
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Have I mentioned what a fabulous company Forte is to deal with? It’s rare these days to have such tremendous support.
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Your products are easy to recommend as they are perfect for so many of our clients.
(And it helps that they are made in NSW too)
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Always an efficient and reliable service backed up by the personal, genuine communication.
You guys are amazing! The service and follow up care is next to none. Love working with you guys!
Really helpful team at Forte, prompt with communication, great product knowledge, and they have gone above and beyond to support our purchase experience.
Aged Care Facility
I couldn’t speak highly enough of the team at Forte Healthcare. The team are a pleasure to work with, always professional, prompt and knowledgeable in their responses.
If you’re searching for an Australian made QUALITY medical mattress, look no further than Forte Healthcare, you won’t be disappointed!
An awesome team here and some Very, Very innovative products!
Love the products, can not fault it in any way, the service from sales staff is exceptional.
Always reliable, responsive, knowledgeable, helpful and suppliers of quality products. I’m a Forte fan!
An amazing team of experts in the Medical Mattress world, with fantastic products!
10/10 for mattress quality and selection and 10/10 for service from Bradley, Carol and Crystal.
We love forte !!! Carol and the team at forte are amazing to deal with. The forte products sell themselves.
You’re Covered by Forté Healthcare’s ‘Successful Solution Guarantee’
At Forté Healthcare, we are so confident in the care and performance our support surfaces deliver, that we back our products and expertise with our ‘Successful Solution Guarantee’.
Here’s how it works:
Our team of specialists will help you navigate our product range to correctly match our support surfaces with your care environment and patient risk profile. This ensures you achieve the highest levels of patient care and pressure injury prevention.
If, for whatever reason the product we recommend isn’t helping you achieve the outcome you expected, we’ll work with you until it is. And in the unlikely event we still cannot provide the right solution.
We’ll refund you 100% of the charges to date.
- Can I use an electric blanket?
Yes, if there are no exposed wires and it operates at below 60°C. Please keep pressure care in mind however, consulting with your doctor or healthcare professional first.
- Can your mattresses be made to a custom size?
Yes, Forté can customise any mattress to suit any bed platform. Customised items will be more expensive than standard sizing and do take longer through production.
- Can I trial your mattresses?
Yes, most mattresses are available for trial. Contact Forté or your local distributor to make arrangements