Over Bed Tables

At Care Outlet, we have a range of overbed tables available with discounts for patients who qualify for VAT Relief. Whether you're searching for a basic tray table or a more advanced one with height adjustment, we have exactly what you want, which is why our customers give us excellent reviews. Overbed tables are ideal for patients who require a little more assistance while lying down. Contact us today, we'll be happy to provide more information about our products and VAT Relief

Our overbed tables are available in a number of designs and colours, so you're sure to find one that complements your decor. At Care Outlet, we're committed to providing high-quality products at the lowest possible prices. We want our customers to feel confident they are getting the best value for their money, and our star rating reflects that. Take a look at our tables today to discover how we can make your hospital beds more comfortable.

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Overbed Table Buying Guide & FAQs

A hospital bed table is a type of furniture designed to be positioned over someone who is lying down, typically in a hospital setting. Most commonly known as overbed tables, these pieces of furniture can actually be used for a number of activities, such as eating and writing, using a laptop or crafting. We have a range of table tops in different forms and sizes, which may be used at home, in hospitals, care homes, or other care settings. Some of our tables cater to wheelchair users, and others make it easy to raise or lower the table. Some other models are designed to be used with riser recliner chairs, which are called chair tables. We also provide discounts to those who have VAT Relief, please contact us for more information.

Key Features

There are a number of characteristics accessible on various tables. Keep an eye out for these key features:

  • Height adjustable – Most models provide a wide range of height adjustments, allowing people to use them at the proper height for optimum comfort and usefulness. This is critical for both convenience and comfort.
  • Tiltable – Some models include a tiltable top, which can be beneficial to people who need to use them while reclined or if they have limited mobility.
  • Swivel – A swivel top on a hospital table can be beneficial as it allows the user to adjust the position of the table.
  • Storage – Many hospital tables include storage compartments or drawers, which may be useful for storing things within reach.
  • Easy to clean – Since hospital tables need to be cleaned frequently, it is important to look for a table that is easy to clean.

How to Choose the Right Hospital Table

There are several things to consider when choosing a hospital table. Here are some of the most important aspects to consider:

The User

When deciding on a hospital table top, consider who will be using it most. If the user has limited mobility, make sure that the table is easy to use. Or, if the person will mostly be in a reclined position, ensure that the tabletop is tiltable.

The Purpose

The purpose of the hospital bed table top will dictate its design. If it is for eating, then height and a smooth surface are paramount. However, if it is intended for laptop use, a flat surface becomes the primary necessity with easy positioning as a close second.

The Environment

Where will the hospital table be utilised? If it's intended to be used in a hospital, you'll want it to be simple to clean and maintain. If you're planning on using it at home, you'll be able to look for one with a more modern design.


There are several advantages of utilising a hospital table, including:

  • Comfort: In order to eat more easily, write or use a laptop in bed, a hospital table may be useful.
  • Independence: A hospital overbed table allows patients to complete tasks independently, such as eating and writing, which can boost their self-esteem.
  • Pain relief: A bed table can help prevent pain for those who spend a lot of their time in bed by taking the pressure off of their back. Our tables also have height adjustments to provide additional support.

Tips for Use

Here are some tips on how to use a bed table:

Adjust the Height

You will first need to adjust the height of the table. By doing this, it will be at the right level for you to use easily.

Position the Table

Position the table close to you so that it is easily within reach. If you are using it for eating, then position the table near your plate. If you are using it as a desk, make sure your arms are in a comfortable writing position.

Use a Tray

If you're eating at the hospital table, use a tray to keep your food and beverages off the surface. It will be simpler to move the table into position and prevent spills by doing so.

Wipe Up Any Spills

In order to prevent damage, immediately wipe up any spills with a clean cloth.


What are the different types of hospital bed tables?

There are several different varieties of hospital tables accessible on the market. Some versions focus on being simple to raise or lower, while others prioritise accessibility for wheelchairs. Some have extra table features such as storage shelves or drawers.

Will an overbed table fit a double bed?

You can place our tables under your bed as long as there is enough space for the table to slide in.

How do I clean a hospital table?

The surfaces of most hospital tables are smooth, making them simple to clean with a damp cloth. Some versions have detachable components that can be machine washed. Clean a hospital table using a mild soap and a wet towel. Wipe the table down paying close attention to any often-used areas, such as the handles. Then dry the table with a clean cloth.

What is the weight limit for an overbed table top?

The weight limit will differ based on the model of table. The majority of tables have a weight capacity of about 10kg.

Do your tables come with wheels?

Some overbed tables come with wheels for easy movement, but be aware that wheels may also make the table more difficult to keep in one place. If you're considering a model with wheels, be sure to check if the brakes are adequate.

Can I adjust the height of a hospital table?

Yes, many hospital table tops are height adjustable. Simply loosen or tighten the adjustment screws until the table is at the desired height to change the height.