The Somerset™

The Somerset™

You can purchase this item now by calling 023 9200 6556
Prices start from: £225.00 (excl V.A.T.)
Discounts will be applied for NHS & Account customers.

Developed from some of the most comfortable, high density, visco elastic foams available. When combined with a combustion modified ether foam base, we have created an industry challenging mattress within its class.


  • Multi-stretch, vapour permeable cover material
    Aids infection control
  • Fully High Frequency welded product
    Prevents fluid ingress
  • Fire retardent Visco Elastic and CME Foam combination
    Fully complies with British Standards
  • Castellated foam, interlace surface
    Ensures total comfort is achieved whilst delivering excellent pressure re-distribution
  • UK Manufactured product
    Provides total confidence to user via exceptional quality and workmanship
  • Clinically proven
    Giving peace of mind to nursing staff and patients alike


The Somerset™ pressure reducing mattress has been developed from some of the most comfortable, high density, visco elastic foams available on the market today. When combining this high quality surface area with that of a Combustion Modified Ether (CME) foam base, our research and developments teams have created an industry challenging product within its class.

The temperature sensitive memory of the surface allows initial patient immersion, whilst the CME base slows the process creating postural support. As such and when combined, this encourages total weight re-distribution and excellent pressure reduction for the user.

Our UK manufactured, high frequency welded, vapour permeable and waterproof mattress covers will ensure all relevant compliance to even the strictest of infection control protocols. We also provide non-slip bases as standard on all of our welded covers.

Herida’s specialist design and use of multi-stretch material, enables the very best pressure re-distribution picture for most patient groups. Above is a true pressure map, relevant to the mattress design. Details of subject matter are available via your local Business Manager.

The material fabric is of such a design that the stretch characteristics contribute towards the reduction of shear and friction forces, whilst assisting infection control protocols.

Technical Information

  • Risk Factor
    High to Very High Risk
  • Fatigue Class
    Very Severe
  • Maximum Patient Weight
    39 stone or 248 kgs
  • Mattress Dimensions
    198cm x 88cm x 15cm (suitable for most hospital / homecare beds, although other sizes available upon request)
  • Mattress Weight
    15.99 kgs
  • Foam Density
    Castellated Visco Elastic Foam Surface: 55kg / m³ CME Base: 38 – 40kg / m3
  • Nominal Hardness Range
    Visco Elastic Foam: 50 – 55N CEM Base: 175 – 215N
  • Mattress Cover Coating
    200 – 230g
  • Fire Retardancy Standards
    Exceeds minimum requirements of Crib 5 Composite testing (certification available upon request) BS7177