Coronavirus update

Following the recent covid-19 announcement regarding the closure of non-essential businesses, we would like to reassure our customers that as suppliers of essential emergency equipment to the healthcare sector, we are still open for business.

While our aim is to continue to provide an uninterrupted service, we will continue to monitor the ever changing situation while taking all necessary steps to ensure the wellbeing of both our staff and customers.

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NAHFO 2018

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NAHFO 2018

We had a very successful time at this years NAHFO conference, with the latest additions to our product range - Tagevac evacuation management system and RuthLee patient handling manikin, which both received lots of positive interest.

 Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to see us and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

For more information of either of the mentioned products visit the below links or contact us at info@hospitalaids.co.uk or Tel 01604 586501

https://www.hospitalaids.co.uk/products/tagevac-evacuation-system

https://www.hospitalaids.co.uk/products/patient-handling-manikin

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Safe patient handling in health and social care

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Safe patient handling in health and social care

Training in the safe moving and handling of patients/residents is essential for caregivers, so not to cause injury to themselves or the person in their care.

According to the HSE report for 2014/15 each year in the health and social care sector there are 86,000 self-reported non-fatal workplace injuries, with 27% of these involving lifting and handling. (http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/industry/healthservices/health.pdf?pdf=health)

The most common injuries carers experience are to the lower back caused by incorrect manual handling practices. These injuries can take a long time to heal and can lead to costly staff absences.

How can these risks be managed?

Thorough 'hands on'…

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New evacuation products for Saudi Arabia

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New evacuation products for Saudi Arabia

Setra, our distributor from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, sent us these fantastic pictures of our evacuation products being installed within new hospitals throughout the Kingdom.

Special thanks go to Abdul Hadi of Setra for all his hard work and continued support, in introducing our products into the country.

 Ski Sheets at King Abdulaziz Medical City Hospital- 

 Ski Sleds at King Faisal Specialized Hospital and Research Centre-

Ski Pads at King Khalid University Hospital -

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Arab Health 2018

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Arab Health 2018

We had another successful trade mission to Arab Health, this time as one of thirty-four  Midlands Engine businesses showcasing on the UK pavilion - where we were showing our latest addition the ErgoRaiser https://www.hospitalaids.co.uk/products/ergoraiser

It was fantastic to see so much innovation coming out of the UK, along with having the opportunity to meet up with new and existing distributors.

 Here is a short testimonial from International Sales and Marketing Director Steve Clark following the trip - which was our best international exhibition to date  

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Introducing a new evacuation sled the MED SLED

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Introducing a new evacuation sled the MED SLED

In response to the growing demand for evacuation aids capable of transporting heavy weights down staircases, using minimal operators and reducing associated moving and handling problems, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Med Sled products in to our existing suite of equipment.

The Med Sled is a tough, rigid Polyethylene Sled which has been safety tested to 450kg (70 stone). The main features of the Sled is the patented perimeter tether - which provides patient stabilisation when descending stairs or lowering from a bed, and the unique stairwell braking system - which allows for a safe and…

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Apos Brno appointed sole distributor for Hospital Aids

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Apos Brno appointed sole distributor for Hospital Aids

Following our recent visit to the PYROS exhibition in Czech Republic, we are excited to announce that Apos Brno have been appointed the official sole distributor for Hospital Aids in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

International director Steve Clark said: “This decision was made as the result of the hard work that Dr Vladimir Vala and the whole team at Apos Brno have put into promoting our products and opening new doors through Exhibitions, Seminars and Conferences etc. during the last few years.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the whole team at Apos Brno for their continued…

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PYROS Fair 2017

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PYROS Fair 2017

International Sales and Marketing Director Steve Clark is currently in the Czech Republic supporting our distributor for the country, Apos Brno, at the PYROS Fair in Brno.

PYROS International Fair for Fire Fighting Equipment and Security Technology, is a specialised trade fair designed for professionals concerned with fire prevention and protection, rescue systems, and health, life and property protection.

The four day event provides leading manufacturers and suppliers of fire and rescue related products and services, the opportunity to meet with professionals such as company officers, training officers, firefighters, fire and EMS chiefs, and disaster responders.

The fair is number…

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NAHFO 2017 - Thank you

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NAHFO 2017 - Thank you

We'd like to thank everyone who stopped by to see us during last weeks NAHFO Conference, it is always great to see so many familiar faces in one place along with meeting many new.As you may have noticed, there have been a few changes over the last few years including the introduction of a new product range.

Marsden Fire Safety has recently joined our group and relocated to our Northampton site. We are very pleased to say that Former Director Bob Parkin will still be doing some consultancy work for the company and although he is still based in Lincolnshire…

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NAHFO 2017 Annual conference

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NAHFO 2017 Annual conference

Next on our calender is the National Association of Healthcare Fire Officers (NAHFO) 2017 annual conference being held at the Mecure Hotel 23rd - 25th May 2017, where we will be exhibiting a range of our fire evacuation equipment.

This year’s conference theme is “Fire Safety – Who is Accountable? Delegates will be able to gain knowledge from various CPD workshops and guest speakers covering topics such as ‘Fire evacuation modelling within healthcare Environments’ and ‘Fire suppression tools’.

There will also be opportunities for delegates to view the latest advancements in fire safety equipment and meet with potential suppliers at…

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The importance of PEEP(s)

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The importance of PEEP(s)

Imagine being at work, hearing the fire alarm and realising it is not a drill. Picture smoke and panic starting to fill the air, as people rush about trying to exit the building. Now imagine yourself physically unable to get out on your own and in the commotion being left behind.

It’s a thing of nightmares, but unfortunately for many people this could be a reality they are faced with one day.

As many of you already know,  it is no longer the role of the fire service to provide an evacuation service for non-domestic premises throughout England and Wales…

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