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Kidz to Adultz South invite OpeMed to exhibit for 25th Show

OpeMed are excited to be returning to the Kidz South exhibition for 2018. Taking place at a brand new and local location, the exhibition will be held this year at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre on 17th May. Our Product Specialists will be on hand at stand F8 to offer advice and live [...]

By | 2018-04-20T16:14:02+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Exhibitions & Conferences|Comments Off on Kidz to Adultz South invite OpeMed to exhibit for 25th Show

Naidex 2018 : How to Make the Most of Your Experience

Returning for an unparalleled 44th year, Naidex cites itself as Europe’s most established trade, professional and public event dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with a disability or impairment with due cause. Naidex will be held at the NEC in Birmingham on 25th – 26th of April. Offering the [...]

By | 2018-04-12T14:52:06+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Changing Places, Exhibitions & Conferences|Comments Off on Naidex 2018 : How to Make the Most of Your Experience

OpeMed Revitalise Bathing Equipment at Julia’s House Dorset

OpeMed Re-design and Revitalise Assisted Bathing Equipment at Julia’s House Dorset. This time last year we were thrilled to be involved in re-development of Julia’s House Hospice in Devizes who offer respite for families and their children. The high profile project was supported by an array of A-List celebrities and was a cause close to [...]

By | 2018-04-06T13:58:46+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Disabled Bathing, Hospice|Comments Off on OpeMed Revitalise Bathing Equipment at Julia’s House Dorset

Equine Aesthetics; OpeTrack Art Unicorn Design for Dorset Family

We understand that having ‘medical equipment’ in your home can sometimes feel clinical or obtrusive, despite its necessity. Especially for children, young people and older users with dementia, it’s important to keep your home feeling like a home and to maintain a positive environment, for families and carers too, that’s why we created the [...]

By | 2018-03-19T16:18:57+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Case Management, Ceiling Hoists, Occupational Therapy|Comments Off on Equine Aesthetics; OpeTrack Art Unicorn Design for Dorset Family

Easy as 1, 2, 3: A Changing Places Installation Story

Changing Places are fantastic facilities; an improvement on the standard disabled toilets, they encompass a range of specialist equipment in order to allow people with many different needs to use the loo safely and with dignity. In this article, ‘Easy as 1, 2, 3: A Changing Places Installation Story’ we hope to [...]

By | 2018-03-14T14:34:11+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Changing Places, Architects Technical Information, Builders & Contractors Technical Information|Comments Off on Easy as 1, 2, 3: A Changing Places Installation Story

Jacqueline Webb Conference

OpeMed will once again be attending the Jacqueline Webb Conference, which is running from the 20th – 22nd March, on Thursday 22nd. Our first experience of the conference was a great opportunity to connect with Case Managers and discuss and display how our specialist transfer and bathing equipment can benefit their clients, [...]

By | 2018-03-09T16:14:38+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Case Management, Exhibitions & Conferences|Comments Off on Jacqueline Webb Conference

Thinking Outside the Box; Modular Changing Places Solutions

Many reservations for installing Changing Places facilities surround limitations in space, particularly in historical and completed buildings. Maintaining focus on purely internal adaptations can really limit what is possible and even halt such a project all together. Thinking Outside the Box But when we think a little outside the box, the solution [...]

By | 2018-03-05T16:16:11+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Changing Tables, Ceiling Hoists, Disabled Bathing, Changing Places, Architects Technical Information, Builders & Contractors Technical Information|Comments Off on Thinking Outside the Box; Modular Changing Places Solutions

Benefits of Ceiling Hoists for Gait Training Guide

A Ceiling Hoist is a multi-purpose tool that really pulls its weight, not only providing the means for transfers for patients from bed to chair or bed to bathroom for example, but also assisting in their rehabilitation and physiotherapy through gait training. […]

By | 2018-03-02T13:05:13+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Ceiling Hoists, International Blogs, Architects Technical Information, Builders & Contractors Technical Information|Comments Off on Benefits of Ceiling Hoists for Gait Training Guide

OpeMed Brand New ‘Design and Approach to Installing Changing Places’ Guide

The updated BS8300:2018 is now in place.  The British Standard takes the form of guidance and recommendations, and this particular iteration refers directly to Changing Places toilets and what is required to create a fully compliant facility. Of course, nobody wants to be caught out where the standard has introduced new changes, [...]

By | 2018-02-21T17:40:59+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Changing Tables, OpeMed News, Ceiling Hoists, Changing Places, Architects Technical Information, Builders & Contractors Technical Information, Leisure Centres, School Equipment|Comments Off on OpeMed Brand New ‘Design and Approach to Installing Changing Places’ Guide

CASE STUDY: Grand Design Home Creates Sanctuary for Devizes Family

The beautiful new home in Devizes, built from their own specialist design, is the family’s pride and joy and certainly with good reason. A labour of love constituting of aesthetic clean interiors and unique reclaimed oak frame, the purpose-built, open-plan, accessible home is also totally designed around their daughter. Through various avenues [...]

By | 2018-02-02T10:21:51+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Case Management, Ceiling Hoists, Disabled Bathing, Patient Handling, Occupational Therapy, DFG|Comments Off on CASE STUDY: Grand Design Home Creates Sanctuary for Devizes Family

See OpeMed OT200 & Monarch Hoists Live at OTAC Chester 2018

OpeMed will be exhibiting for the first time at the OTAC Conference in Chester, which will be OTAC’S tenth event, on Wednesday 7th February. Held at The Queen Hotel, the conference will showcase the most current equipment and adaptation guidance that you will require in your day to day practice. Our Product Specialists will [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:26:16+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Occupational Therapy, DFG, Exhibitions & Conferences|Comments Off on See OpeMed OT200 & Monarch Hoists Live at OTAC Chester 2018

OpeMed Exhibit OT200 at Global Conference Arab Health 2018.

Arab Health 2018, the healthcare exhibition for medical and trade professionals began on Monday, with a focus this year on personal healthcare technology. Hosting more than 4,200 exhibiting companies and 8,000 delegates from across the globe from January 29 to February 1, Arab Health 2018 is taking place at the Dubai International [...]

By | 2018-01-30T17:04:48+00:00 January 30th, 2018|International Blogs, Exhibitions & Conferences|Comments Off on OpeMed Exhibit OT200 at Global Conference Arab Health 2018.

More than 300 have used it, 100% recommend it – Download your copy now!

Since the release of our Case Manager and Occupational Therapy Guide “Ten Questions for Case Managers: A Guide to Specifying Hoisting, Showering, Bathing and Changing Equipment”, we have been delighted with its reception. More than 300 Case Managers and OTs have downloaded and used the literature to support their clients across multiple [...]

By | 2018-01-22T14:57:50+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Case Management, Occupational Therapy|Comments Off on More than 300 have used it, 100% recommend it – Download your copy now!

Changing Places Toilet for Tesco Calne in Wiltshire

OpeMed has partnered with Tesco once again for the installation of a new Changing Places toilet. Following the success of the facilities supplied and installed into the Milton Keynes and Slough stores, a fully compliant Changing Places toilet for Tesco was included in the new Calne store in Wiltshire. Fitted out with [...]

By | 2018-01-19T17:19:40+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Changing Places Toilet for Tesco Calne in Wiltshire

Mayor of London Releases New Plans For Changing Places

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, has recently released the new plans for London, within which there have been outlined important details for the inclusion of Changing Places toilets in new buildings. This strategic plan will shape how London evolves and develops over the course of the new 20-25 years. All planning [...]

By | 2018-01-12T09:50:01+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Changing Places|Comments Off on Mayor of London Releases New Plans For Changing Places

Attending Arab Health 2018? Book your appointment now.

After another hugely successful year in the GCC we are delighted to be returning to Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, attending Arab Health 2018 to exhibit our range of patient lifting equipment on 29 January – 01 February 2018.  The Arab Health conference is a global healthcare exhibition taking place in Dubai. Attended by more than 13,000 healthcare professionals from [...]

By | 2018-04-03T07:35:29+00:00 January 9th, 2018|International Blogs, Exhibitions & Conferences|Comments Off on Attending Arab Health 2018? Book your appointment now.

Mothers Action for Changing Places Featured on Sky News

This morning mothers action for Changing Places featured on Sky News with Sarah Brisdion’s narrative on her campaigning efforts. Fighting to ensure her son Hadley, who has cerebral palsy, is able to access the same places and activities as other children his age, Sarah employed an unorthodox and eye-opening technique to raise [...]

By | 2018-01-08T16:34:14+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Changing Places|Comments Off on Mothers Action for Changing Places Featured on Sky News

Best Ceiling Hoist for Your Project in 2018

All you need to know to choose Ceiling Hoists with our quick guide – Best Ceiling Hoist for Your Project in 2018 If you have a project on the horizon where Ceiling Hoist or Overhead Hoist provisions are required, it can be a confusing enterprise deciding which is right for the given environment. [...]

Two Goals and Two Changing Places Toilets for Chelsea FC

As season ticket holders at Stamford Bridge, OpeMed were delighted to see Chelsea score twice in December in the Carabao Cup Semi-Finals, but also to see that ‘2’ meant more for Stamford Bridge Stadium; as the two Changing Places Toilets for Chelsea FC were very much in use amongst the disabled football fans. Not [...]

By | 2018-02-20T14:44:36+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Changing Places|Comments Off on Two Goals and Two Changing Places Toilets for Chelsea FC