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Ten Questions for Case Managers (Professional Guide) has arrived!

The guide that covers essentials for specifying Hoisting, Bathing, Showering and Changing Equipment We are excited to announce “Ten Questions for Case Managers” the OpeMed guide for Case Managers and Occupational Therapists has arrived!  When faced with such a diverse range of equipment from many suppliers, working out what [...]

By | 2017-08-11T15:17:36+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Case Management, OpeMed News, Occupational Therapy, DFG|Comments Off on Ten Questions for Case Managers (Professional Guide) has arrived!

First Day of Filming At Local Holiday Home Complete For OpeMed

Capturing Flat Spaces Holiday Home, – Ropley, Hampshire Yesterday we were delighted to head back to Flat Spaces, a wonderful purpose built Holiday Home for the disabled community in the heart of Hampshire, to film our latest demonstration video. Flat Spaces is the brainchild of Tom Yendall a man known for his work [...]

By | 2017-08-04T20:31:32+00:00 July 27th, 2017|OpeMed News, Ceiling Hoists|Comments Off on First Day of Filming At Local Holiday Home Complete For OpeMed

Welcome Break achieve 999th Changing Places for Changing Places Awareness Day

We are delighted to announce we have completed our latest Changing Places project with Welcome Break at Newport Pagnell Services. This competition marks the 999th Changing Places on the second Changing Places Awareness Day (July 19th) now celebrating 11 amazing years of the Changing Places Campaign and the successes the campaign so [...]

By | 2017-08-04T20:31:32+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Changing Places|Comments Off on Welcome Break achieve 999th Changing Places for Changing Places Awareness Day

OpeTrack Fixings and Considerations

In the thousands of installations OpeMed have completed, we have very rarely come across a project we could not create a fixing solution for. With over 20 years industry experience our specialists can ensure Ceiling Track is installed safely into every recommended installation. To help provide guidance and support, we have [...]

By | 2017-08-04T20:31:32+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Ceiling Hoists, Architects Technical Information, Builders & Contractors Technical Information|Comments Off on OpeTrack Fixings and Considerations

Coming Soon: Ten Questions for Case Managers (Professional Guide)

The Guide that covers essentials for specifying hoisting, bathing, showering and changing equipment We are excited to announce “Ten Questions for Case Managers” the OpeMed guide for Case Managers and Occupational Therapists is coming soon.  When faced with such a diverse range of equipment from many suppliers, working out what is [...]

By | 2017-08-11T12:47:28+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Coming Soon: Ten Questions for Case Managers (Professional Guide)

Crawley Success as crowd draws for OpeMed Changing Places

County Mall Shopping Centre in Crawley opened it’s first Changing Places toilet last Friday, the 16th of June, as the culmination of years of hard work and tireless campaigning by local mum, carer and Chairman of Autism Support Crawley, Maria Cook. On behalf of her Autistic son Ryan, and so many others with [...]

By | 2017-08-04T20:31:32+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Changing Places|Comments Off on Crawley Success as crowd draws for OpeMed Changing Places

OpeMed fly ‘down-under’ for Australian Changing Places conference

We are delighted to be attending the Changing Places, Going Places Conference in Victoria (Australia), this week on 14th June. Guests will be speaking about and sharing information on Changing Places facilities and the positive impact they have on social inclusion within the community. Due to the on-going success of the campaign in the [...]

By | 2017-08-04T20:31:32+00:00 June 12th, 2017|International Blogs, Changing Places, Exhibitions & Conferences|Comments Off on OpeMed fly ‘down-under’ for Australian Changing Places conference

OpeMed near completion on brand new Changing Places in Crawley

As a newly awarded local hero in the Crawley Community Awards, Autism Ambassador for Gatwick Airport and Chairman for Autism Support Crawley; working with Maria to install a well needed Changing Places into County Mall Shopping Centre, has been a delightful journey and a fantastic achievement for Maria and all her campaigning work. [...]

By | 2017-08-04T20:31:32+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Changing Places|Comments Off on OpeMed near completion on brand new Changing Places in Crawley

OpeMed brings a ‘pop of colour’ to Kidz to Adultz South

OpeMed will be returning to Kidz to Adultz South this year, following the success of our previous visits. Come and visit us at stand 803 where we will be hosting some of the most popular of our product range. We will once again be showcasing our ceiling mounted OT200 and this will [...]

By | 2017-08-04T20:31:32+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Exhibitions & Conferences|Comments Off on OpeMed brings a ‘pop of colour’ to Kidz to Adultz South

SEN Equipment Taken Seriously

SEN Bathroom and Classroom Equipment Almost a fifth of children in Britain are identified as having special educational needs (SEN). It is estimated that around 7 per cent of children are disabled and a significant number of children have both SEN and a disability. Most children with SEN and disabilities are educated [...]

By | 2017-08-04T20:31:32+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Ceiling Hoists, Builders & Contractors Technical Information, School Equipment|Comments Off on SEN Equipment Taken Seriously

Doc Martin Actor joins OpeMed for Julia’s House Grand Opening

OpeMed were delighted and proud to attend the official opening with TV Actor, Martin Clunes at Julia’s House Hospice, Devizes – Wiltshire, this weekend. As featured on BBC Wiltshire and with many notable attendees, Julia’s House is an award-winning children’s hospice charity dedicated to bringing comfort and care to families through exceptional facilities and staff. This high [...]

By | 2017-08-04T20:31:32+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Ceiling Hoists, Hospice|Comments Off on Doc Martin Actor joins OpeMed for Julia’s House Grand Opening

Deadlines Loom for Premier League 2017 Accessible Promise

In September 2015, Premier League clubs unanimously agreed to improve their disabled access provisions, committing to meet the Accessible Stadia Guide (ASG) by August 2017. With the promise of August looming, Premier League football clubs are fast approaching the Changing Places installation deadline. Believe it or not, around a third of clubs in top tier football [...]

By | 2017-08-04T20:31:32+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Changing Places|Comments Off on Deadlines Loom for Premier League 2017 Accessible Promise

OpeMed to join OT Practice in Company Conference Hoist Demonstration

The OT Practice Conference is a unique opportunity for associates of The OT Practice to gain the latest industry insights, CDP training and new product knowledge, to which you can find OpeMed exhibiting to the left of the main entrance. […]

By | 2017-08-04T20:31:32+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Case Management, Occupational Therapy, Exhibitions & Conferences|Comments Off on OpeMed to join OT Practice in Company Conference Hoist Demonstration

German Exhibition Features OpeMed OT200 Ceiling Hoist

The OT200 Ceiling Hoist had pride of place on our exclusive German distributor Beka Hospitec’s stand this week at Altenpflege 2017 Nürnberg, Germany.   Aimed at the Long Term Care (LTC) sector, the exhibition was well attended by Nursing Homes, Hospices, Handicapped Residential Units and Special Schools. On show was the [...]

By | 2017-08-04T20:31:32+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Ceiling Hoists, International Blogs, Exhibitions & Conferences|Comments Off on German Exhibition Features OpeMed OT200 Ceiling Hoist

Royal Hat-trick for OpeMed with 3rd Visit from Royal Family at Surrey Wildlife Trust Changing Places

This past weekend, April 22nd, marked the exciting milestone of a 3rd royal visit to an OpeMed installation. In the last year, Her Majesty the Queen has opened the OpeMed Changing Places at the National Army Museum and HRH Princess Alexandra was showcased the OT200 Ceiling Hoist at the unique Flat Spaces Accessible [...]

By | 2017-08-04T20:31:32+00:00 April 27th, 2017|International Blogs, Changing Places|Comments Off on Royal Hat-trick for OpeMed with 3rd Visit from Royal Family at Surrey Wildlife Trust Changing Places

OpeMed Complete Ceiling Lift Project in Zaans Medical Centre, Netherlands

We are delighted to announce announce the completion of our latest Ceiling Lift Project in Zaans Medical Centre, Netherlands. The new Zaans Medical Centre (ZMC) is an accessible state-of-the-art building, designed to reduce all forms of waste from cost and resources to time and space. The recently completed Portable Hoist project consisted of 188 Ceiling Track systems and with Monarch Portable Hoist systems to [...]

By | 2017-08-04T20:31:32+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Ceiling Hoists, International Blogs|Comments Off on OpeMed Complete Ceiling Lift Project in Zaans Medical Centre, Netherlands

Asda Cwmbran Achieves First Changing Places in Wales for the Supermarket Giant

Working with Adsa in building the first Changing Places in any of their Welsh stores has been a satisfying journey. Asda Cwmbran, following a £2m refurbishment, has had its standard disabled toilet swapped for a brand new Changing Places facility. This includes an OT200 Ceiling Hoist, a Height Adjustable Changing Table, Height [...]

By | 2017-08-04T20:31:32+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Changing Places|Comments Off on Asda Cwmbran Achieves First Changing Places in Wales for the Supermarket Giant

Winner Announcement: People’s Choice Changing Places Award 2016

We have a winner! We are thrilled to announce that the People’s Choice Changing Places Toilet of the Year 2016 has been revealed as Cornwall Services, in a landslide win for the service station in St Austell, Cornwall. Rachel George and her son Adam are both active campaigners for Changing Places and hoist / [...]

By | 2017-08-04T20:31:32+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Changing Places|Comments Off on Winner Announcement: People’s Choice Changing Places Award 2016

Royal Visit to OpeMed Installation as The Queen Unveils Renovated National Army Museum

Her majesty the Queen delighted officials as she unveiled the newly renovated National Army Museum with brand new Changing Places facilities. Her visit held a special personal significance for during her tour the Queen, who turns 91 next month, came face-to-face with the Army uniform she wore as a young princess during the Second World War. [...]

By | 2017-08-04T20:31:32+00:00 March 17th, 2017|International Blogs, Changing Places|Comments Off on Royal Visit to OpeMed Installation as The Queen Unveils Renovated National Army Museum