Category: Patient Handling
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.
What is an XY Ceiling Hoist System or H Track Ceiling Hoist System 2018?
Posted on August 30, 2018
Striving for Improvement; How Redefining Hoist Design Is Preventing Accidents and Injury
Posted on August 3, 2018
Striving for Improvement; How Redefining Hoist Design Is Preventing Accidents and Injury for OpeMed customers.
A recent incident in a UK Care Home involving a resident …’dangling from a hoist after the sling slipped from its hooks…’ culminated in a fatality. A tragic accident and an avoidable occurrence that gives us all in this industry reason for inward reflection on the most important features of a Ceiling Hoist – Safety and Security.
As Hoist Manufacturers, it is with the crucial ‘bigger picture’ view that we can analyse situations of this type and apply knowledge gleaned from years in the industry to help prevent a repeat of such accidents. Specifically, in this case, those involving Hoist spreader bars and secure sling attachment.
Charity Keeps Giving; Martha Trust Completes Rehabilitation Project
Posted on July 6, 2018
Moving the Focus Back onto Learning
Posted on June 26, 2018
Moving the Focus Back onto Learning; The Importance of Hoisting & Specialist Equipment in Schools
It’s that time of year again, the end of the glorious British summertime! Which means, of course, the countdown to a whole year of new students enrolling.
As exciting a time as this is, with new students comes the potential for before un-encountered needs to be met. It is estimated that around 7% of children are disabled and a signiﬁcant number of children have both Special Educational Needs and a disability. Most children with SEN and disabilities are educated in mainstream schools.
CASE STUDY: Grand Design Home Creates Sanctuary for Devizes Family
Posted on February 1, 2018
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 of DFG and private funding, the family have been able to construct a dream country home with their daughter’s needs at the forefront of considerations.
Best Ceiling Hoist for Your Project in 2018
Posted on January 4, 2018
The OpeMed Flat Spaces Series: The Monarch and Gantry
Posted on December 11, 2017
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 duo can be used.
Where to Use
Flat Spaces is fully accessible holiday accommodation designed for disabled holiday-makers, their families and carers. It was an ideal place to film our Monarch Hoist and Gantry in action, as it is precisely at this sort of location that the pair are most effective.
Attention Access Consultants: What, Where and Why Summary of NRAC Conference 2017
Posted on October 30, 2017
A Quick Summary of NRAC Conference 2017.
As well as representing Aveso at the NRAC Conference this year, we are also excited to mention that our Managing Director, Nick Kent, will be presenting a talk on the related issue of Bariatric Specific Design in homecare and hospital settings as well as the Changing Places Campaign. Uncover the what, where and why in our summary of NRAC Conference 2017.
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.
OpeMed Release Five Brand New Case Studies
Posted on September 21, 2016
Working with clients across the country, OpeMed provide services to a wide range of institutions. These range from Motorway services, Hospitals, Schools, holiday homes and more, with many facilities requiring bespoke and considered solutions.
Introducing the NEW OpeMax Lite Floor Hoist
Posted on January 12, 2016
Introducing the NEW OpeMax Lite Floor Hoist
Carefully designed for regular use, the OpeMax Lite is the perfect choice for when a strong, sturdy hoist is required in the Nursing Home, Hospital, SEN School and regular use home environment. The single frame ensures stability, strength and reliability.
OT200: Retrospective Fit to Existing Hoist Track
Posted on November 3, 2015
OpeMed Explained – Our Solutions for Transfer and Care
Posted on October 23, 2015
What is an XY Ceiling Hoist System or H System
Posted on September 7, 2015
Transfer Equipment Training Sessions with OpeMed
Posted on June 24, 2015
Alan Titchmarsh Opens Accessible Holiday Home
Posted on May 11, 2015
‘The OpeMed Product Range’ Video
Posted on April 24, 2015
Patient Hoists at Reva Exhibition, Belgium
Access for All Conference
Posted on March 12, 2015
‘Unlocking the Purple Pound’ with Visit England
OpeMed Gets Behind English Tourism Week
As proud sponsors of the Changing Places Campaign, we are witness to an incredible growth in awareness for disability and accessibility. Visit England and Disabled Go have acknowledged the power of disability awareness and accessibility in public places in various reports over the years, and most recently Visit England have released the ‘Purple Pound Report’ which has researched and measured the volume and value of accessible tourism in England.
Some key facts from the report…
“£12.4BN is spent on trips where a member of the party has an impairment”
“£9.4BN is the amount spent on day trips by this sector”
“271 million is the amount of trips taken by this sector”