Category: International Blogs

Attending Arab Health 2019? Book your appointment now.

Posted on January 9, 2019

After another hugely successful year in the GCC we are delighted to be at the Dubai World Trade Centre, attending Arab Health 2019 to exhibit our range of patient lifting equipment on 28 – 31 January 2019. 

The Arab Health conference is a global healthcare exhibition taking place in Dubai. Attended by more than 13,000 healthcare professionals from around the globe, the conference provides delegates a chance to learn about products, solutions and other relevant services.

Attending Arab Health 2018? Book your appointment now.


Assured Clip Sling Security With UniQare Slings

Posted on October 23, 2018

Clip sling innovations for global users

Whilst loop attachments tend to be the most popular method of attaching slings on to a spreader bar in the UK, there are still many users and carers throughout the globe who prefer and use a manual or powered cradle with clip attachment. This, therefore, makes clip innovations an important part business as we look to stay ahead of competitors with innovative new products. OpeMed’s new sister company UniQare – a specialist sling manufacturing company, offer a unique new clip solution.

Assured Clip Sling Security With UniQare Slings Thanks To New, Patented IQ Clip


SurveyPlan Success as Irish Dealers Roll-Out App

Posted on September 27, 2018

As part of the rollout of our industry-leading Ceiling Hoist Layout software ‘SurveyPlan‘, OpeMed’s exclusive Southern Irish dealer, MMS Medical, has become the latest to launch this brand new system. MMS has deployed this state-of-the-art technology to all their field and office based sales representatives, enabling them to more efficiently provide Ceiling Hoist solutions to Homecare, Schools, Nursing Homes and Hospitals across the Republic of Ireland.

SurveyPlan Success as Irish Dealers Roll-Out App


International Trade Fair REHACARE Host Hoist Demonstrations for Dealer Opportunities

Posted on September 20, 2018

REHACARE International – 26 to 29 September 2018 in Düsseldorf

From 26 to 29 September 2018 in Düsseldorf OpeMed’s leading products will be joining over 38 thousand visitors from around the work at the highly regarded exhibition REHACARE International.

REHACARE is one of the world’s leading international trade fair for rehabilitation, prevention, inclusion and care.

With over 30 years of expertise and wide-ranging experience of the market, this fair is an ideal platform for anyone with disabilities, care requirements or chronic conditions as well as for the elderly. The quality and diversity of REHACARE are reflected in numerous “focal parks”, info events, industry representatives, service providers, paying authorities and non-profit exhibitors.

International Trade Fair REHACARE Host Hoist Demonstrations for Dealer Opportunities


Dutch King’s Commissioner opens OpeMed Sling Company

Posted on April 24, 2018

“A passionate, innovative and social company” were the words the Dutch King’s Commissioner René Paas officially opened our new Hoist Sling company UniQare Quality Slings, a new exciting sister company for OpeMed. With a true ethical stance running through the veins of the company, UniQare only recruits from a rich pool of labour that might otherwise find it difficult to find employment, whether it be a disability, or an employee from countries with less opportunities, UniQare has made it a priority to make a difference.

UniQare is based alongside United Care, our leading Dutch player in the Hoist and Transfer market, that all form part of the OpeMed group. The Kings Commissioner Paas said that he was proud for being able to brag a little to the country every now and then about the innovation climate in ‘his’ Groningen, the town in northern Holland where we are already ramping up production.

King's Commissioner Opens OpeMed Sister Company in Groningen


Benefits of Ceiling Hoists for Gait Training Guide

Posted on March 1, 2018

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.

Benefits of Ceiling Hoists for Gait Training Guide


OpeMed Exhibit OT200 at Global Conference Arab Health 2018.

Posted on January 30, 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 Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Attending Arab Health 2018


Best Ceiling Hoist for Your Project in 2018

Posted on January 4, 2018

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. The Best Ceiling Hoist for Your Project in 2018 is a quick guide designed to breakdown the different types of Ceiling Hoists available and where they can work best.


International OpeMed: Working across the globe

Posted on October 6, 2017

International OpeMed Working across the globe

Medica Hosts OpeMed Equipment at 2017 Conference

Exhibiting alongside our German partners Beka, OpeMed is attending Media 2017; the World Forum for Medicine held in Düsseldorf Germany.

Heading to Medica for the 13-16th of November in hall 14, stand D42, we will be there to demonstrate our internationally best-selling products, the brand new Monarch Portable Hoist weighing less than 5kg and transferring 32% faster than leading competitors, and the OT200 Compact Ceiling Hoist with a unique gravity powered charging system and compact design.


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

Posted on June 12, 2017

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 UK, our Managing Director will be speaking on the key factors that have driven the campaign successes and how it can be translated to the Victorian Disability Plan and the public to best ensure the same success is had.

OpeMed fly

German Exhibition Features OpeMed OT200 Ceiling Hoist

Posted on April 27, 2017

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 OT200 with flush mounted track to show that Ceiling Hoist installation can be aesthetically pleasing whilst providing the vital equipment for safe and efficient patient transfer.

We also exhibited our unique powered cradle that expands and changes shape as the patient us lifted from the bath, bed or chair.

German Exhibition Features OpeMed OT200 Ceiling Hoist

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

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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 Holiday Home. HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO had the pleasure of being the first official guest to the new Nower Wood Education Centre, and the newly installed Changing Places toilet.

3rd Visit from Royal Family at Surrey Wildlife Trust Changing Places

OpeMed Complete Ceiling Lift Project in Zaans Medical Centre, Netherlands

Posted on April 25, 2017

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 compliment. Working closely with BAM construction, OpeMed and our sister company United Care, worked to complete the project and deliver a highly flexible system. The track is flush mounted into the ceiling and utilised our new Monarch Portable Hoist with telescopic reacher.

OpeMed Complete Ceiling Lift Project in Zaans Medical Centre, Netherlands

Full Product Range on show at Zorgtotaal Exhibition, Netherlands

Posted on March 20, 2017

Our full product range was on show at the prestigious Zorgtotaal exhibition last week in Utrecht, Netherlands. We offered live demonstrations to occupational therapists, case managers, physiotherapists and many of our international dealers from across the world.


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

Posted on March 17, 2017

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.

National Army Museum Unveiled by The Queen

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Two Brand New Case Studies

Posted on February 9, 2017

We are delighted to have released our latest two brand new case studies showcasing some of our work completed in Hong Kong. Installing into both a Nursing Home and a Hospital the OT200 Compact Ceiling Hoist is a dynamic flexible system that can be installed into multiple locations.

Find out more about the Case Studies below:


Twenty Six Rooms For Bariatric Patients At Al Amiri Hospital

Posted on February 1, 2017

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 installation of this high profile MOH project based in Kuwait City.

Twenty Six Rooms For Al Amiri Hospital Bariatric Patients

Benefits of Ceiling Hoists for Ambulation and Gait Training in Physiotherapy Wards

Posted on December 5, 2016

The benefits of a Ceiling Hoist for Physiotherapy Departments in assessment, transfer, ambulation and Gait Training are clear.

In terms of the Physiotherapy assessments such as rating on the Berg Balance Scale or Fugl-Meyer Assessment or Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessments Ceiling Hoists can allow quick, safe and efficient assessments to be achieved in the Physiotherapy Wards.

Benefits of Ceiling Hoists for Ambulation and Gait Training in Physiotherapy Wards

OpeMed hold seminar at Universal Design 2016 (UD2016)

Posted on August 2, 2016

We are delighted to announce that OpeMed are due to hold a seminar at Universal Design 2016 (UD2016) in York, 21 – 24 August 2016.

The conference will explore all aspects of universal design, design for all and inclusive design from both practical and theoretical viewpoints. We will aim to understand what has gone before to invent a better, more inclusive future.

OpeMed hold seminar at Universal Design 2016

Ceiling Hoist install starts at new build Hospital in Brussels

Posted on June 16, 2016

OpeMed started the install of the OT200 Ceiling Hoist at the prestigious new build Chirec Hospital in Brussels this week.

Working alongside our exclusive dealer in Belgium, OpeMed are installing hoist systems in 42 rooms throughout this important new build hospital.

The hoists are being installed in a variety of wards, from operating rooms, intensive care, rehab and above the pool in the hydrotherapy centre.

Ceiling Hoist install starts at new build Hospital in Brussels