Bristol Maid Launches BariatricEquipmentDirect.comWed, 24 Apr 2013 11:13:44
Following the launch of our new bariatric range, a new dedicated website has been developed focusing specifically on equipment to assist bariatric care. The range includes folding wheelchairs, commodes, patient seats and walking frames designed to support up to 325kg.
Stuart Davis, Managing Director commented, ‘Trusts are missing an opportunity to save money through purchasing equipment outright, instead they are spending large amounts leasing or renting for lengthy periods of time. Realising this we have decided to offer our customers the opportunity to purchase direct’.
Bristol Maid will be exhibiting its new range at Naidex National at the NEC on the 30th April-2nd May 2013. Visit us on stand D182.
New Specialist Bariatric RangeThu, 11 Apr 2013 11:00:20
Whilst increased levels of obesity are characteristic of contemporary lifestyles throughout the developed world, the problem in the UK has grown at an alarming rate. In England alone, 26% of adults are already obese and, according to The National Obesity Observatory, by 2050 60% of men, 50% of women and 25% of children will be affected.
Health problems associated with being overweight or obese now cost the NHS more than £5 billion every year. Reducing obesity and improving diet is now a Public Health Policy. To assist the NHS and other healthcare providers deliver treatment to obese patients, we have released a specialist range of Bariatric equipment which includes folding wheelchairs, commodes, patient seats and walking frames all designed to support 325kg and cover the obese patient’s mobility, hygiene and seating requirements.
Click here to see our Bariatric Range
Making Hospital Furniture Easier To CleanThu, 11 Apr 2013 08:42:15
Bristol Maid’s innovative eCleanTM range of furniture and equipment, developed as part of the ‘Design Bugs Out’ initiative commissioned by the Department of Health, the NHS Purchasing & Supply Agency and Design Council has proven highly effective in reducing the risk of Healthcare Associated Infections.
Consisting of a bedside cabinet, overbed table, infusion stand and commode, the range features a revolutionary design that makes use of continuous moulded forms, smooth surfaces and removable panels to make cleaning easier and more efficient. Already standardised in a number of trusts, the eCleanTM range is recognised as the product of choice in a number of UK hospitals.
To assist customers, we have created a brochure which can be downloaded here that details the features and benefits of this exiting range.
Intelligent Locks Key to Medication InnovationTue, 05 Feb 2013 13:17:53
The jangle of the drug cupboard keys is a thing of the past on one ward at Scunthorpe hospital thanks to an innovative new system.
Staff no longer have to search the ward for the current ‘key holder’ as people needing access to the cupboards now have their own unique ‘intelligent’ key.
It is assigned to them at the start of the shift and can be used to open all of the cupboards they need access to as part of their role. It also provides information to the ward manager as to who opened what cupboard, when it was opened and how long it was open for.
New CatalogueFri, 21 Dec 2012 16:00:38
Our latest and most comprehensive catalogue is now available, featuring several new ranges of product including a comprehensive offering of technical, bariatric and bench seating.
To request your new 2012 catalogue, please contact our sales team.
Colour Coded Easy Clean Infusion & Pump StandsMon, 17 Dec 2012 15:25:43
Our popular eClean™ infusion and pump stands are now available with colour coding to assist department identification, segregation, reducing the risk of cross contamination. Contact our sales team to arrange your demonstration.
Apprenticeship Awards 2012Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:19:27
Certificate received from Yeovil College in recognition of the companies commitment to the Apprenticeship Programme.
Building Better Healthcare Awards 2012Tue, 16 Oct 2012 08:31:57
The CareCentre™ has been nominated for two categories within the ‘Technology Class’ at the Building Better Healthcare Awards. The awards recognise excellence in productivity, patient outcomes and patient experience by the people, built environment and technology that will help define and inspire the future of our healthcare.
Plastic Industry Awards FinalistFri, 20 Jul 2012 09:38:44
We have been selected as finalists in this year’s annual Plastic Industry Awards for the unique design of our new range of infusion & pumps stands. Traditional stands feature designs that are hard to clean with many crevices and dirt traps.
Through the use of a steel base covered in a seamless polyurethane over moulding, we are able to provide a flexible tear & water resistant stand, offering impact protection to the patient and fabric of the building but more importantly allowing for easy and effective cleaning (including steam cleaning).
Patient Safety – Who Cares?Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:33:56
Medical errors and adverse events are a serious threat to patients worldwide. In recent years methodologically sound studies have demonstrated that interventions exist, can be implemented and can have sustainable, measurable positive effects on patient safety.
Nonetheless, system-wide progress and adoption of safety practices is slow and evidence of improvements on the organisational and systems level is scarce and ambiguous.
The paper reports on the Swiss Patient Safety Conference in 2011 and addresses emerging issues for patient safety and future challenges.
David L.B Schwappacha, b, Dieter Conena
aSwiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zuerich, Switzerland