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Bariatric Evacuation Play Day

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Bariatric Evacuation Play Day

We had a great time recently with personnel from London Ambulance Service at HART East Station, for their equipment play day, where we were showcasing the Bariatric EvacMat.

Attendees where exploring complete patient handling solutions for use in emergency situations. This included using the Bariatric EvacMat in conjunction with the Camel Inflatable Lifting Cushion (available from Hospital Aids), to aid in the safe, controlled, fully support transition from a sitting position to a horizontal position -and vice versa, during horizontal evacuation operations of large individuals.

This method of transfer significantly reduces the risk of manual handling injuries to staff, while…

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Larger manufacturing capacity for Hospital Aids

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Larger manufacturing capacity for Hospital Aids

Hospital Aids are delighted to announce that the extension to their manufacturing area in Northampton is now complete and this will allow for much greater capacity over the course of the next few months.

The Company are best known for the manufacture of Ski Sheets & Ski Pads & other types of evacuation equipment which are used predominantly in hospitals, care homes & hospices for the speedy evacuation of patients & residents who are unable to walk to safety, in the event of a fire or other major emergency.

As the result of the larger manufacturing unit, Hospital Aids are…

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Stair-climbers coming soon to Hospital Aids

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Stair-climbers coming soon to Hospital Aids

Coming soon to the Hospital Aids Website..... the Stairline Stair-climber Range.

Introducing the Maxi-Major™ 200, Apex™Plus 160 and Compact 150 wheel chair stair-climber aids.

The Stairline Stair-climber range enable wheelchair users to safely move up and downstairs of multilevel buildings, in emergency evacuations or elevator malfunction situations - while still securely within their wheelchair.

Designed to be operated by a single assistant or carer, the wheelchair user is simply loaded on to or chair attached to the climber, securely fastened in place and then moved up and down stairs using a simple operator control panel.

The Stairline range of stair-climbers…

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Evacu-B™ Baby Evacuation Chair

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Evacu-B™ Baby Evacuation Chair

Newly available and coming soon to the Hospital Aids Website, Evacu-B™ baby evacuation chair.

The Evacu-b™ is a revolutionary evacuations track chair designed to enable a single carer to evacuate up to six new-borns and infants from special care baby units in the event of fire or similar emergency.

Quick and easy to deploy, the Evacu-B™ is ready for immediate use. Front castor wheels allow the chair to roll effortlessly through corridors while a heavy duty track system enables the chair to grip the stair and descend smoothly.

The Evacu-B™ features an integrated reverse brake system, to facilitate safe loading…

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National Association of Healthcare Fire Officers Annual Conference

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National Association of Healthcare Fire Officers Annual Conference

We had a fantastic time at the NAHFO (National Association of Healthcare Fire Officers) Annual Conference held at Redworth Hall Hotel, County Durham, where we showcased some of our range of emergency evacuation equipment. We had some new products and some very familiar faces for delegates attending this year including our dear friend Bertie the Bariatric Bear who was looking for a new home - winner to be revealed soon!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us, we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

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Hospital Aids runners up at the Medilink UK Business Awards

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Hospital Aids runners up at the Medilink UK Business Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Hospital Aids were awarded a runner up spot at last night's Medilink UK Business Awards ceremony, held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, for export achievement.

This recognition is testimony to the fantastic hard work put in by the whole team as a unit - particularly over the last two/three years, as the company has gone from strength to strength in various export markets.

International Sales and Marketing Director Steve Clark commented;

“On behalf of the board of director I’d like to thank our whole team for their hard work and dedication over the…

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A small act of kindness can make a big difference!

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A small act of kindness can make a big difference!

Hospital Aids is one company who understands that sometimes the smallest of gestures can make a big impact in a person’s life. Our recent encounter with Mondley Mathew Oommen and his family is one such story that teaches us exactly that.....

In January 2014, Mondleys Daughter sustained serious injuries after falling from 5 storey building in Kuwait.

Nincy, then 19 years old, suffered multiple injuries in the incident including kidney damage - which resulted in the removal of her right kidney, and severe injury to her thoracic spine. Unfortunately for Nincy, a small fragment of bone penetrated her spinal cord…

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Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards finalists announced

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Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards finalists announced

As you may remember, back in June last year, Hospital Aids were honoured with the ‘2015 Medilink East Midlands Export Achievement Award’ for outstanding performance in international trade.

Throughout the year, Medilink organisations have been awarding companies from across the regions, for their achievements within the medical technology and healthcare sector. The events celebrate excellence in the sectors and give local companies the opportunity to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to world-class quality and excellence.

The regional award winners were automatically put forward for the prestigious ‘Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards’ which are being held during the Med Tech Innovation Expo…

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Tragic deaths in care homes caused by smoking.

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Tragic deaths in care homes caused by smoking.

An inquest has opened into the recent death of 60 year old Malcolm Brown, who was found on fire in his wheelchair outside a care home, Derbyshire.

It is understood that Mr Brown, a resident of the care home, had gone outside in his wheelchair, unsupervised, to have a cigarette shortly before he caught alight.

Derby and South Derbyshire Coroners court heard how a healthcare assistant was alerted to the scene by Mr Browns screams shortly before 1pm on Monday 15th February.

The man used an extinguisher to put out the flames, but tragically Mr Brown was declared dead by…

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Arab Health 2016 Success

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Arab Health 2016 Success

This year’s Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, was another great opportunity for Hospital Aids to showcase its product range and share its 30+ years of experience, in fire safety and emergency evacuation within the healthcare sector, to visitors from around the globe.

Arab Health, which was held at Dubai’s world trade convention and Exhibition centre 25 – 28th January, is the largest healthcare exhibition & medical congress in the Middle East and second largest in the world.

The Event, which was the 41st Arab Health trade show, saw more than 4,000 companies exhibiting their latest innovations to more than 130,000…

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