With Movember entering its last few days, there has been a mixed response from the Bristol Maid Boys who have taken part in the month long event – growing their own moustache. With a variety of different styles, lengths and brushes, it has been a rather amusing month with much frivolity and constant barracking from the Mo Bro’s and Bristol Maid team. Just seeing some of the usually clean shaven men growing or attempting to grow a moustache for which many is the first time, has brought real team camaraderie, not to mention much laughter along the way.
Some have fallen in love with their tash, others are literally itching to shave it off in the next few days but whether you are one of those with a new found MOmance or simply can’t wait to shave, well done for lasting the month and congratulations to raising what is already well over three hundred pounds for Movember, a truly fantastic MOment for everyone involved.
Don’t forget if you know any of the Mo Bro’s, there is still time to for you to sponsor them and make it a really worthwhile effort for the men who donated their face for the whole of this month. For more information about Movember and sponsoring The Bristol Maid Team visit http://moteam.co/bristol-maid
Bristol Maid, an established manufacturer of Medical Furniture & Equipment hosted 15 Mayors and Mayoresses from the local area at an event organised by The Mayor of Blandford Bob Branning. The visit was intended to promote business in Blandford Forum and included a presentation followed by a guided tour. Managing Director Stuart Davis commented, ‘we are extremely proud to be able to show the Cllr’s what we do here at Bristol Maid, the commitment of our staff and the significance that we play in the local community’.
Those in attendance included The Mayor of Blandford Bob Brannigan and his deputy Steve Hitchings, Cllr Maggie Ray and Martin Ray from Bridport, Cllr Andy Hampton of Wimborne, Cllr Dominic Elliott of Sherborne, Cllr Gerald Rose of Sturminster Newton, Cllr Gillian Summers from West Dorset District Council, Cllr Malcolm Birr of East Dorset District Council, Cllr Su Hunt of North Dorset District Council, Cllr Malcolm Russell from Wareham, Cllr Val Pothecary of Gillingham, Cllr Robin Pailthorpe of Crewkerne, Cllr Bill Trite of Purbeck, Cllr John Dean of Chickerell and Cllr Ray Banham and Pamela Nixon of Weymouth and Portland.
You may be one of those people who is celebrating a milestone birthday this year, be it your 20th, 50th or even your 65th.
We here at Bristol Maid can also point to a milestone birthday: it was exactly 60 years ago when John Rowe and Jack Davis established the business in Ashton (Bristol) focusing on the ever growing demands of the National Health Service. Today Stuart Davis (Managing Director) represents the third generation of family management, carrying forward this same vision and commitment to satisfying customer’s needs.
Now based in Blandford Forum (Dorset) with a workforce of over 170 employees, we design & manufacture high quality innovative healthcare furniture & equipment under the highly regarded Bristol Maid brand.
With an extensive sales network, Bristol Maid is recognised within the Healthcare Sector as an established and dynamic customer focussed company, values that are at the core of the business. We would like to thank you for your support over the years and look forward to your on-going commitment.
As the National Health Service passes its 65th anniversary, Bristol Maid is proud to have had a long association of working with and supporting a worldwide renowned organisation for delivering high quality innovative healthcare.
Having recently celebrated our own 60th anniversary, we are delighted to feature in an article run by NHS Choices focussing on the importance that effective design can have on assisting with the reduction of Healthcare Associated Infections.
Bristol Maid would like to pass on their wholehearted congratulations to mighty Milldown Primary School Football Team for winning the Davison Cup this year.
Sporting their bright yellow shirts provided by Bristol Maid, Milldown beat St Gregory’s in the semi-final to set up an exciting final against heavyweights Sherborne. In what was a closely contested match, Milldown came out winners 2:1.
Bristol Maid are delighted to be able to support the community, having a long standing association with local schools. Watch out next year to see if Milldown can retain their title.
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.
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
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.
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.