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.
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.
Certificate received from Yeovil College in recognition of the companies commitment to the Apprenticeship Programme.
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.
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).
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
bInstitute of Social and Preventative Medicine (IPSM), University of Bern, Switzerland
Bob Brannigan, Deputy Mayor of Blandford officially opened our extension to our production and distribution areas.
The event was attended by contractors who were involved with the build, a number of councillors from Blandford Town Council along with staff from Bristol Maid to celebrate an important milestone for the company.
An abstract by Oliver Anderson at Imperial College London has tested the efficacy of the CareCentre in a cluster-randomised crossover clinical trial. Measurements of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) my 5 moments for hand hygiene, donning and disposal of gloves and aprons at the bedside and use of writing surfaces were made.
546 WHO my 5 moments for hand hygiene opportunities were observed. Adherence was 54% with the CareCentreTM and 16% without. The whole paper will be published in the British Journal of Surgery.
Anderson O, Briggs M, West J, Vincent C, Hanna G. The CareCentre™: a cluster-randomised crossover clinical trial. Br J Surg 2012; 99 (Suppl. 6): 52.
The Department of Health is asking all NHS acute hospitals to submit results of recent audits of their compliance with published standards for the safe and secure handling of medicines. This is in response to recent concerns about the handling of medicines in hospitals, and to support patient safety.
The results of the audits, together with any remedial action plans, should be returned to the Care Quality Commission by 31st March 2012.
A few years ago, my brother was rushed to the emergency room with appendicitis. As the doctor on duty came round to carry out final checks before the operation, he explained to my brother that he needed to conduct a test, “just to check it really is the appendix and not your ovaries.” On seeing the confusion and panic on my brother’s face, he quickly corrected: “kidneys, I mean kidneys.”