Hospital Bed Tables (Over Bed Tables)

At Shelden Healthcare, we offer a wide variety of bed tables for sale with discounts for patients with VAT Relief. Whether you're looking for a simple tray table or a more sophisticated table, that has height adjustment we have just what you need, thats why our customers gave us a high star rating! Our overbed tables are perfect for patients who need a little extra support while in bed. You'll can have peace of mind knowing that your loved one is well-supported and comfortable. Contact us today to learn more about our products and VAT Relief. 

Our table tops come in a variety of styles and colors, so you're sure to find the perfect one to match your décor. And because we're committed to providing high-quality products at the lowest possible prices, you can be sure that you're getting the best value for your money when you buy from Shelden Healthcare and our star rating reflects that. So take a look at our table tops today and see how we can help make your hospital a more comfortable place for everyone.

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OverBed Table Guide & FAQs

A bed table is a table that can be positioned over a person in a lying down position, typically in a hospital bed. They are also known as overbed tables and can be used for various purposes such as eating, writing, laptop use, crafts and many more. We have a variety of table tops, for use at home, at hospital, in care homes or other care environments. Some of our tables focus on being wheelchair compatible, whilst others focus on making raising or lowering the table as easily as possible. Other models are made for use with riser recliner chairs referred to as chair tables. We also have discounts for patients with VAT Relief, if you'd like to know more, please contact us. Vat relief is also avaliable for clients that apply.

Table Features

There are various features that can be found on different tables. Here are some of the key features that you may want to look out for: Height adjustable – The table height can be adjusted on many models so that they can be positioned at the right height for the person using them. This is important for both comfort and practicality. Tiltable – Some models have a tiltable top, which can be useful for people who need to use them in a reclined position or those who have restricted range of movement. Swivel – A swivel top can also be beneficial as it means the hospital table can be moved into the best position for the user. Storage – Some hospital tables have storage shelves or drawers, which can be useful for keeping items close to hand. Easy to clean – It is important to look for a hospital table that is easy to clean, as they will need to be cleaned on a regular basis.

Choosing the Right Hospital Table

There are various things to consider when choosing a hospital table. Here are some of the key factors to think about: The user – Who will be using the hospital table top? If it is for someone with limited mobility, then you will need to ensure that it is easy for them to use. If it is for someone who is in a reclined position, then you will need to ensure that it is tiltable. The purpose – What will the hospital bed table top be used for? If it is for eating, then you will need to ensure that it is the right height and has a smooth surface. If it is for laptop use, then you will need to ensure that it has a flat surface and is easy to move into position. The environment – Where will the hospital table be used? If it is for use in a hospital, then it will need to be easy to clean. If it is for use at home, then you may want to choose a more stylish model.


There are various benefits of using a hospital table, which include: Comfort – A hospital table can make it more comfortable to eat, write or use a laptop in bed. Independence – A hospital overbed table can enable people to do things independently, such as eating and writing, which can help to boost their confidence. Pain relief – For people who spend a lot of time in bed, a bed table can help to take the pressure off their back and prevent pain due to our tables having height adjustments.

Tips for Use

Here are some tips on how to use a bed table: Adjust the height – The first thing you need to do is adjust the height of the table so that it is at the right level for you. Tables rise smoothly for ease of use. Position the table – Position the table so that it is within easy reach. If you are using it for eating, then position it so that it is close to your plate. If you are using it for writing, then position it so that your arms are in a comfortable position. Use a tray – If you are using the hospital table for eating, then use a tray to keep your food and drinks on. This will make it easier to move the table into position and will also help to prevent spills. Wipe up any spills – Immediately wipe up any spills with a clean cloth or paper towel in order to prevent damage.


What are the different types of hospital bed table?

There are various types of hospital table available on the market. Some models focus on being easy to raise or lower, others focus on being wheelchair friendly and some come with extra table features such as storage shelves or drawers.

Can our tables be tilted?

Depending on the model some tables can be tilted.

Will an overbed table fit a double bed?

Our table tops will fit under the bed as long as there is enough space beneath the bed to slide the table in.

How do I choose the right hospital table for me?

When choosing a bed table, it is important to consider what you will be using it for. If you are going to be using it for eating then a table with a raised edge might be more suitable to prevent spillages. If you are going to be using it for laptop use then a tilting table top might be more useful to prevent neck strain.

How do I clean my hospital table?

Most hospital tables have a smooth surface that can be easily wiped down with a damp cloth. Some models have removable parts that can be machine washed. To clean a hospital table, use a mild detergent and a damp cloth. Wipe the table down, paying particular attention to any areas that are likely to be dirty, such as the edges and handles. Dry the table with a clean cloth.

What is the weight limit for an overbed table top?

The weight limit will vary depending on the model of table. Most tables have a weight limit of around 10kg.

Do your tables come with wheels?

Some models of overbed table come with wheels, however not all do. Wheels can be useful as they make it easier to move the table around, however they can also make the table more difficult to keep in one place, so be sure the wheels have brakes if needed.

Can I adjust the height of a hospital table?

Yes, many hospital table tops are height adjustable. To adjust the height, simply loosen or tighten the adjustment screws until the table is at the desired height. If you'd like to learn more about these products or VAT relief or our payment methods, please contact us via our email address or by telephone.