The beds were old and no longer fit for purpose.
They say one man's rubbish is another man's treasure, and for hospital beds that no longer function it appears there's another great use for them - writes dublinlive.ie
Over fifty old beds that were due to be disposed of by St James's Hospital have been turned around for a new use after the Environmental Services Team sent them on to a community group called The Bike Shed who are based in Kildare.
The voluntary project who shares knowledge of their bike skills and often takes a particular focus on the practical and artistic sides of owning a bike,
St James's Hospital took to social media showing off the creative new use for the beds.
The caption in the post read: "A great new initiative from Mick Brown in our Environmental Services team has seen 53 patient beds destined to be disposed of, re-purposed into bikers' work benches.
"Over the last number of months, Mick has arranged for the beds to be collected and sent to the Biker's Shed. There they are strengthened and refurbished into work benches.
"Bikers across the country are delighted as it provides them with a mobile work bench that can be raised and lowered, making it easier to work on their bikes."
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