Category: OpeMed News

United Care lead the way with unique approach to flood reduction

The photo shows from left to right: Willem Huizing Buiter (Municipality of Groningen), Tom ter Braak and Henk Stadman (Dark Green), Johan Mooibroek and Hans Kruizinga (United Care). United Care lead the way in a unique approach to flood reduction at the Euvelgunne Business Park, Netherlands. With heavy rainfall, the water levels [...]

January 6th, 2020

An FD Gazelle for the third time in a row!

United Care (Global Holding) is the winner of the FD Gazellen for the third time in a row and is once again one of the fastest-growing companies in the Netherlands! The Financieel Dagblad organised the FD Gazellen Awards ceremony for the 16th time this November. Entires to the FD this year, had to pass an increasingly [...]

December 5th, 2019

The Addie Brady Foundation – A cause close to our hearts

"Lionheart" and living life to the full, 'The Addie Brady Foundation' is a cause close to our hearts Accounts Manager, Ellie Kibble, has worked for OpeMed for over 10 years and has been a pillar-stone of support throughout the company. Last year, tragically, Ellie’s niece Addie passed away from an aggressive brain tumour [...]

May 7th, 2019

United Care Invest in OpeMed’s Future

United Care is proud to announce today that it has acquired the outstanding shares of OpeMed Europe Ltd, United Care, based in Groningen - the Netherlands, is an industry leading manufacturer for innovative transfer aids, who aim to maintain independent living for people with reduced mobility. United Care prioritises development and innovation of comfortable, [...]

May 1st, 2019

Discover somewhere new for Disabled Access Day!

What is Disabled Access Day? Disabled Access Day is held this year on the 16th March 2019 and is all about visiting somewhere that you’ve never been to before and trying something new in an atmosphere of cooperation, safety and fun. It’s about places helping to create opportunities, experiences and a warm [...]

March 15th, 2019

BIG NEWS – Government Make Changing Places Changes

BIG NEWS – Government make Changing Places changes with two big announcements in time for Christmas. The Department for Transport (DfT) announced in July 2018 that they were launching a fund of £2 million pounds to be offered to motorway stations across the UK which aims to provide equal access to [...]

December 24th, 2018

Let the festivities commence!

2018 Round-Up: A look back over the highlights of the year… “2018 has been an incredibly busy year for OpeMed and we would like to extend our thanks for your continued support and business. OpeMed continues its journey as the leading expert in Ceiling Hoists with the [...]

December 17th, 2018

SurveyPlan Success as Irish Dealers Roll-Out App

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 [...]

September 27th, 2018

We’re Recruiting a Project Co-Ordinator!

As we continue to grow as a leading Patient Transfer and Assisted Bathroom manufacturer and supplier, so too do opportunities within the company. Which is why we are delighted to announce a new position has become available. We are currently recruiting a Project Co-ordinator to act as a liaison between our customers [...]

August 22nd, 2018

SurveyPlan – Demonstrating the Best Solutions for Transfer and Care

SurveyPlan – Demonstrating the Best Solutions for Transfer and Care OpeMed’s SurveyPlan is a floor plan creation app that allows us to create dimensioned floor plans without actively measuring or drawing. With its Augmented Reality technology, we can capture spaces quickly and create simple layout designs to support your project. Add to [...]

August 8th, 2018

Let’s Make Some Noise for Changing Places Awareness Day 2018!

It’s that time of year again! A time for recognition and reflection. Changing Places Awareness Day, the brainchild of Aveso to boost the profile and periphery of the campaign, has come back around for its third annual occurrence. Thursday July 19th is the official day to celebrate the leaps made by the [...]

July 19th, 2018

SurveyPlan – The Quick and Easy Tool to Help Design Hoist Layouts.

OpeMed’s SurveyPlan is a floor plan creation app that lets you create dimensioned floor plans without actively measuring or drawing. With its Augmented Reality technology you just have to capture the corners of a room to get your plan. Add to that the bank of OpeMed equipment and parts – and your [...]

April 24th, 2018

Dutch King’s Commissioner opens OpeMed Sling Company

“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 [...]

April 24th, 2018

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, [...]

February 21st, 2018

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

OT Show 2017: Getting the most from your visit

12 Tips for the OT Show 2017: Getting the most from your visit The annual Occupational Therapy show will be held on 22nd-23rd November 2017. As the UK’s largest annual gathering of Occupational Therapists, Case Managers and medical professionals, it’s an event not to be missed and we hope that ‘the OT [...]

October 19th, 2017

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 [...]

August 11th, 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