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Hospital Aids shortlisted for 'Made in East & Central England' Awards.

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Hospital Aids shortlisted for 'Made in East & Central England' Awards.

Wow, what a great year for recognition.... We are very pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for two Insider 'Made in East & Central England' Awards for SME Manufacturing Company of the Year and Product Innovation.

The Insider Made in East & Central England Awards gives recognition to companies from across all the regions for their manufactured  products and the investment they make to keep them competitive at home and in global markets.

The awards are to be held on the 1st June 2015 at the Barns Hotel, Bedford to honour the shortlisted companies.

 All winners of the…

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Hospital Aids are finalists for Export Achievement Award.

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Hospital Aids are finalists for Export Achievement Award.

We are excited to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalists for the Medilink East Midlands’ Innovation Day 2015 Awards in the category of "Export Achievement".  Finalists in this category are being recognised for "outstanding performance in areas of international trade".

The Medilink Innovation Day is the foremost Life Sciences event in the East Midlands, regularly attracting 250+ delegates and 30+ exhibitors.  The day consists of a conference, with top speakers covering hot topics relating to the sector, an exhibition, and the business awards dinner which will take place on Wednesday 10 June at The Nottingham Belfry...... Wish us…

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Exciting prospects for 2015

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2014 was a very busy year for Hospital Aids with the further expansion of our product range which we manufacture “in house”.

Our continued work alongside emergency services personnel from the Ambulance and Fire & Rescue Services enabled the development of our most recent innovation, the “EMS Bariatric EvacMat”, which was launched at the Emergency Services Show at the NEC, Birmingham on the 25-26th September. Since its launch we have seen a huge interest in EMS EvacMat in both the UK and the USA where there are currently no other similar products available in the market.

In 2014 we also…

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The EMS Bariatric EvacMat is here!

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The EMS Bariatric EvacMat is here!

Following the successful launch of the EMS Bariatric EvacMat, at the Emergency Service Show in September this year we are pleased to announce that it has gone ‘Live’ on our website.

We have, so far, had a fantastic response this new bariatric evacuation device with it being the star of the show at many exhibitions.

In November we took it along to Trauma 2014 conference where it received lots of interest and has resulted in many requests for onsite demonstrations across the country.

Our International Sales Director Steve Clark then took it to the Moving and Handling Conference in New…

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The Bariatric EvacMat is a TV Star once again!

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The Bariatric EvacMat is a TV Star once again!

The Bariatric EvacMat is fast becoming a celebrity. Earlier in the year it appeared in Channel 5’s Bigger Body Squad and it has just made an appearance in an episode of BBC Scotland’s River City.

In this programme, a main character on the show, Big Bob, needs to be rushed to hospital when he developed chest pains and difficulties with his breathing. An ambulance crew arrive on the scene but are unable to move Bob due to his size, so a specialist Bariatric Ambulance and Crew are needed… Enter the Bariatric EvacMat! This well scripted scene shows what the Emergency…

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Over 30 years in the making and still going strong

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Over 30 years in the making and still going strong

We recently wrote a story for Means of Escape entitled Over 30 years in the making and still going strong, about the changes in the company and the products produced since the company was started in the 1980’s.

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Hospital Aids set to launch new Bariatric EMS EvacMat

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Hospital Aids set to launch new Bariatric EMS EvacMat

Hospital Aids, are manufacturers of evacuation equipment designed to assist in the safe removal of non-ambulant persons, in the event of fire or major emergency.

While most of Hospital Aids product range can been adapted for the varying needs of individuals, they have seen a huge increase in the need for equipment which caters for obese/bariatric individuals.

In October 2007 the Government Office of Science and the Department of Health released a foresight report suggesting that 50 per cent of the UK population could be obese by 2050 at an annual cost to the nation of nearly £50 billion pounds…

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ErgoKneeler: The inventor's story

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ErgoKneeler: The inventor's story

I’m frequently asked how I went about inventing and developing the ErgoKneeler™ (or EK™ as it affectionately known) and I have to say that there was no instantaneous ‘eureka moment’. As a physio and moving and handling facilitator I had been revisiting the issues around low working postures for most of my professional life and had often given thought to the possibility of creating a piece of equipment that could make life better for staff. Something that would improve spinal posture, reduce musculoskeletal stressing and most importantly, somehow reduce time spent in a static posture.

Using my knowledge as a…

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Obesity and evacuation

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Obesity and evacuation

In October 2007 the Government Office of Science and the Department of Health released a foresight report suggesting that 50 per cent of the UK population could be obese by 2050 at an annual cost to the nation of nearly £50 billion pounds. However, a recent report, conducted by the National Obesity Forum in January 2014, has warned that the UK is in danger of surpassing the 2007 predictions, following analysis of official figures and academic studies on obesity, weight management and lifestyle choices.

Increasing levels of obesity, are having a direct impact on those associated with primary care. There…

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Bariatric EvacMat features on Channel 5's Bigger Big Body Squad

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Bariatric EvacMat features on Channel 5's Bigger Big Body Squad

The Bariatric EvacMat, which is the original product from our Bariatric Equipment Range has recently made an appearance on Channel 5’s Bigger Big Body Squad. This product evolved from our original evacuation equipment range, which includes Ski Sheets, Ski Pads and Ski Slide Pads all of which have a safe working load of up to 160kg.

It was agreed that we had to look at alternatives for bariatric patients & residents and in conjunction with Bradford Hospital and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, we developed the Bariatric EvacMat which can cope with up 350kg, more than twice the weight…

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