Category: Ceiling Hoists

The Use of Hoists in Guest Accommodation

The Use of Hoists in Guest Accommodation: a Publication that outlines the best practice and ideal solutions when considering an inclusive guest environment. Working in an advisory capacity, OpeMed are very pleased to have offered our technical expertise to the Inclusive Hotels Network on their latest publication, The Use of Hoists in [...]

November 2nd, 2017

What is your colour?

What is your colour? For many years’ artists, scientists and researchers have been interested in the psychology of colour. They found that colour can have a profound effect on the human mind and emotions; evoking memory, affecting mood and influencing behaviour. Cool colours create a sense of calm Yellow is a subtly [...]

October 11th, 2017

Bringing a ‘pop’ of colour with OpeMed

For many years’ artists, scientists and researchers have been interested in the psychology of colour. They found that colour can have a profound effect on the human mind and emotions; evoking memory, affecting mood and influencing behaviour. It has been shown that colour can have physical effects, increasing blood pressure [...]

September 18th, 2017

House Becomes a Home; London Family Home Made Accessible

  OpeMed has recently concluded an exciting project in London, involving the refurbishment of a family home to make it totally accessible and suitable for a client with Cerebral Palsy. Accessibility, in this case, is comprised of a Through-Floor Lift, Height Adjustable Kiva Bath with Light Therapy, Air Spa, Auto-fill [...]

September 5th, 2017

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 [...]

July 27th, 2017

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 [...]

May 17th, 2017

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 [...]

May 8th, 2017

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 [...]

April 27th, 2017

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 [...]

April 25th, 2017

Google Photos: Illustrating the Best of OpeMed

Google Photos is a simple website for storing, editing and sharing photos. But it’s also one of the best tools to get more out of imagery. Working with patient transfer equipment, we have found picture galleries showing our products in situ have been really valuable to our customers. It helps to combat myths [...]

March 10th, 2017

Twenty Six Rooms For Bariatric Patients At Al Amiri Hospital

OpeMed are excited to announce that our latest project, based in Kuwait, encompassing the installation of the OT400 Bariatric Ceiling Hoist is progressing very smoothly. Achievable through close communication and continual work with the Architect, Healthcare Planning Team and our Partner in Kuwait, OpeMed have consistently offered expert advice from concept through to [...]

February 1st, 2017

Final Chance! Maximise Your OT Show Experience with Live Demonstrations

Following the successes of recent years, OpeMed will yet again be exhibiting at the OT show next week – Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th, held at the NEC in Birmingham. Final Chance! Maximise your OT Show experience with live demonstrations on our stand C40 where we can offer those who are unfamiliar [...]

November 17th, 2016

New OpeMed Spreader Bar gives greater lifting height

Our goal is to always ensure we provide the very best products and solutions for transfer and care. In response, we have researched, re-designed and re-engineered the OpeMed Spreader bar that features on the OT200 Ceiling Hoist. […]

October 4th, 2016

The OpeMed Flat Spaces Series: The Monarch and Gantry

The Second Installment: The Monarch and Gantry We are delighted to release the second and third instalments in our Flat Spaces video series for the Monarch and Gantry. This time showcasing our Monarch Portable Hoist together with the OpeTrack Gantry System, the video gives a great example of where and how the equipment [...]

August 19th, 2016

The OpeMed Flat Spaces Series: The OT200 and Flat Spaces

Brand New OT200 Video The OT200 and Flat Spaces: Earlier this year we re-visited our installation at Flat Spaces, a fantastically accessible Holiday Home in Ropley, Hampshire. A highly sought after inclusive holiday location, our first video showcases the OT200 Compact Ceiling Hoist demonstrated in-use by guests Lisa Edmunds and her son, Cameron. The [...]

August 12th, 2016

New Removable Ceiling Hoist Puts Patient Care First

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new removable ceiling hoist to the care industry this month, helping to address the need for more cost effective, flexible and modular patient lifting equipment to support patients in care. The OpeMed OT200R Removable Ceiling Hoist is an updated version of our OT200 model, currently [...]

July 26th, 2016

The OpeMed Guide for Architects

The OpeMed Best Practice Guide for Specialist Architect Projects – Saving architects time and questions, with a guide giving explanations to issues often asked during specialist projects. Projects for residential properties such as care homes, hospitals and long term care facilities, involving the installation of disability equipment, can be fraught with unnecessary complications [...]

July 23rd, 2016

OpeMed in Royal Company

OpeMed was honoured to be invited to showcase the OT200 Ceiling Hoist at a royal visit to the unique FlatSpaces accessible holiday home.  HRH Princess Alexandra joined OpeMed at the Ropley holiday home, showing support for accessibility and to learn more about the innovative Flat Spaces initiative. [...]

July 15th, 2016

OpeMed Guide: Door Header Detail Made Easy

Detail on door headers when a hoist track is passing from one room to another. As sling technology has developed more and more users are hoisting from one room to another to save time and reduce risk of injury for the carer and the user. There are several ways of passing through [...]

April 22nd, 2016