Category: Disabled Bathing

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


OpeMed Assisted Baths to Grant Make-A-Wish Foundation Wishes

Posted on September 7, 2018

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! OpeMed Assisted Baths to Grant Make-A-Wish Foundation Wishes

Make-A-Wish is a very special foundation with a global reach, so the likelihood is you’ve heard of them before.

What could make a child happier than their ultimate wish being granted, made a reality for a day? With this ethos always at the forefront, Make-A-Wish offers not only once-in-a-lifetime experiences to brighten lives but also a welcome and well-deserved reprieve from the reality of living with a critical illness.


SurveyPlan – Demonstrating the Best Solutions for Transfer and Care 2018

Posted on August 8, 2018

SurveyPlan – Demonstrating the Best Solutions for Transfer and Care 2018

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 that the bank of OpeMed equipment and parts – your OpeMed Product Specialist can plan your Ceiling Hoist and assisted bathroom layouts in a matter of minutes.

SurveyPlan - Demonstrating the Best Solutions for Transfer and Care 2018


OpeMed Revitalise Bathing Equipment at Julia’s House Dorset

Posted on April 6, 2018

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 many peoples hearts and we were proud to have been able to fit out the facility with our state-of-the-art equipment, from HoistsCeiling TrackAssisted Baths, Height and Horizontal Adjustable Washbasins to Adjustable Grab RailsClick here to read more about our project in Devizes.

This year we have been delighted to support Julia’s House Hospice once again in another of their facilities – this time located in Dorset.

OpeMed Re-design and Revitalise Assisted Bathing Equipment at Julia’s House Dorset


Thinking Outside the Box; Modular Changing Places Solutions

Posted on March 5, 2018

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 becomes obvious – taking Changing Places literally outside! Installing Changing Places in pre-fabricated modular units can be, and has been, a fantastic means including Changing Places toilets in places where there isn’t a suitable space to install one inside of a building. It also provides the benefits of minimising any disruption to the existing buildings, as the installation of equipment is completed off-site; our modular facilities are delivered and lifted into position fully finished.

Thinking Outside the Box; Modular Changing Places Solutions


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.


What is your colour?

Posted on October 11, 2017

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 optimistic, happy colour.
  • White has long been a symbol of purity and cleanliness.
  • Light reflecting colours create an illusion of space.
  • Reds, oranges and browns make a space feel warm and welcoming.
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Bringing a ‘pop’ of colour with OpeMed

Posted on September 18, 2017

Bringing a pop of 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. It has been shown that colour can have physical effects, increasing blood pressure and affecting appetite, and can even cause eye strain.

House Becomes a Home; London Family Home Made Accessible

Posted on September 5, 2017


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 taps, Music system and a full-size Neatfold Changing Table.


OpeMed Explained – Our Solutions for Transfer and Care

Posted on October 23, 2015

OpeMed Explained

We are delighted to release our newest video “OpeMed Explained – Our Solutions for Transfer and Care “.

The video showcases OpeMed’s services and solutions. Follow our expert as he helps OpeMed customers choose the right equipment, ensuring carers can concentrate on giving their clients the care they deserve.


Transfer Equipment Training Sessions with OpeMed

Posted on June 24, 2015

Lunch and Learn: The Do’s and Don’t for Hygiene Rooms, Adaptations and Changing Places

Training sessions for architects are available from across a number of sectors to provide up to date information and guidance. As a supplier and advisor to a number of architectural practices, OpeMed have begun a series of transfer equipment training ‘CPD style’ sessions which aim to deliver accurate advice on equipment and best practices in:

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Arab Health 2015- Transfer and Care Equipment

Posted on January 22, 2015

OpeMed Attend Arab Health for Second Year Running

transfer and care equipment in hospitalAs a major supplier of transfer and care equipment to Hospitals and Care Homes in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, OpeMed will once again be at Arab Health in Dubai from Monday 26th to Thursday 29th January. The exhibition is hosted at Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre and comprises of international suppliers from many disciplines of the healthcare industry (see venue details).


OpeMed: A Knowledge Based Organisation

Posted on November 17, 2014

OpeMed: A Knowledge-Based Organisation- November Training Session

At OpeMed, we are dedicated to providing a high level of knowledge, professionalism and expertise within our industry. This is shown in our status as one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of transfer and care equipment in the market. As a means to maintaining a high level of performance, we ensure that the entire company is well informed and knowledgeable about our products and customers. Here are some pictures of one of our most recent product catch up training days, knowledge sharing on the OpeMax 500 Floor Hoist, The Bea Transfer System and The Mover Transfer System.

Some useful resources for the education of OpeMed equipment include our “Informatic Videos” for Ceiling Hoisting and Assisted Bathing amongst others. Check out our YouTube page here.


Working with OpeMed

Posted on October 2, 2014

Hoist Lift from FloorThe Benefits We Bring

As a first time or returning customer we aim to provide excellent value to the work we complete for you. At OpeMed we stand by six key benefits we feel that we can offer our customers.




  1. Focus on Caring: Our equipment is designed to take the load off the carer to ensure that bedside assistance and care can be performed with ease.
  2. Save on Time: Our transfer and care equipment makes a significant time saving difference to the time taken to transfer, wash and change a user.
  3. Optimise Space: Where space is often an issue, we have a great deal of experience in designing the optimum layout to provide a safer working environment for all.
  4. Reduced Injuries: Needless injuries are caused to both caregiver and user through using incorrect transfer equipment. Our product specialists are trained to help you to combat and reduce this risk.
  5. Enhanced Comfort: Our innovative product range combined with our extensive understanding of how people use our equipment ensures that we are able to define a safe, comfortable and stable transfer every time.
  6. Our Knowledge and Experience: For gait training, bariatric handling or hydrotherapy we have the background and experience to provide custom made solutions for any user.

We value your thoughts and comments so please contact us with your feedback. Find us online at @OpeMed! Request a brochure here.


OpeMed Customer Base

Posted on September 22, 2014

Working With OpeMed

As a leading manufacturer and distributor for a large range of patient care and transfer equipment we proudly install our ceiling hoists, hi-lo baths, changing benches etc into a number of environments. We pride ourselves in providing expertise to any client that needs technical support to achieve a fantastic end result.

Our Install Map

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Nursing Homes


Leisure Centres

Riding Schools





Domestic Homes








For more information on any of the above installations or to find out if we can work on a project for you please contact us.

New Brochure by OpeMed: Available Now

Posted on September 8, 2014

New Brochure By OpeMed

The OpeMed team are pleased to announce the new brochures, complete with a guide to our products and explaining the advantages our products give our customers.


Read online now


To request a downloadable brochure today please email



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OpeMed Disabled Bathing on DIY SOS BBC1

Posted on September 5, 2014

Disabled Bathing on DIY SOS: The Big Build

On September 4th the BBC aired DIY SOS: The Big Build on Channel 1 which saw a family dealing with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (a severe form of the condition) make serious adaptations to their home. The family needed the support of assistive equipment to deal with their son Christopher’s condition such as a through floor lift, ceiling hoist and height adjustable bath to enable more mobility, easy care and accessible hygiene.

Proudly, one of our height adjustable Rio baths (supplied by Astor Bannerman) was installed in the family’s home in Hereford which has enabled the family to safely bathe Christopher. The bath’s “up and down” mechanism operates via hand control and is designed to provide a safe working height for the carer as well as a comfortable bathing position for the user, The Rio is ideal for use with ceiling hoists or floor hoists as it has a large open area underneath the bath.

With the option of a neat-fold stretcher for reduced transfers and hydrotherapy options for muscular relaxation; the Rio bath as featured on BBC1 has proven to enhance a bathroom both aesthetically and practically.

Watch the episode here (available until Thursday 11th)

See the Height Adjustable Bath here


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Kidz South Exhibition

Posted on June 13, 2014

Another Successful Event at Kidz South Exhibition 2014!

opemed stand kidz south Located once again in Reading, this year’s Kidz South Exhibition drew in the crowds for another year, despite the sweltering hot sunshine outside!


On our stand, we proudly exhibited our Comfortline height adjustable bath featuring lights, air-spa and music, as well as our height adjustable shower trolley, OT200 ceiling hoist and unique pop up ceiling track.




Case Manager Networking

Posted on May 19, 2014

Last Friday, the 16th of May OpeMed exhibited some of our hoisting, lifting and bathing range for the Somek & Associates conference in Milton Keynes. Somek & Associates are professionals in providing expert witnesses for clinical negligence and personal injury litigation. Specifically for this event we were liaising with the Somek Case Managers.


Building upon our experience from multiple case management projects, OpeMed are proud to offer specialist advice and unique bespoke products to our case managers and their clients. We are certain that with the combined knowledge of our technical team and the case manager OT’s like Somek & Associates we can continue build accurate specifications for clients.

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Alison Somek Conference

Posted on April 29, 2014

OpeMed are proud to be exhibiting to case managers and OT’s at the Somek & Associates Conference on Friday 16th May at the Hilton Hotel in Milton Keynes.

Somek & Associates are a leading medico-legal consultancy providing highly professional trained experts in occupational therapy, physiotherapy and other key health professions. OpeMed are keen to demonstrate our abilities within case management equipment specifications as we are proving case by case to show our expertise and trustworthiness in this field of practice.


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Some of our most successful case management stories were a homecare adaptation in Lincolnshire and a new build project for a family in the South West.

Lee and Chris from the OpeMed team are looking forward to manning the stand on the 16th and will be happy to demonstrate and answer any questions on the products on show at the event.