lent bed

lent bed

An NHS term for a bed temporarily donated by the specialty or significant facility to which it is normally allocated, to another specialty or significant facility. 

Bed lending types

Bed lending for use
Beds lent on an individual basis, usually during acute overcrowding, to address an immediate demand for inpatient accommodation.

Bed lending for availability
Beds lent in blocks to provide accommodation, if needed, during periods of upgrading and maintenance.