Kidz to Adultz South invite OpeMed to exhibit for 25th Show
Posted on April 20, 2018
OpeMed are excited to be returning to the Kidz South exhibition for 2018. Taking place at a brand new and local location, the exhibition will be held this year at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre on 17th May.
Our Product Specialists will be on hand at stand F8 to offer advice and live demonstrations of a selection of our product range.
Naidex 2018 : How to Make the Most of Your Experience
Posted on April 12, 2018
Returning for an unparalleled 44th year, Naidex cites itself as Europe’s most established trade, professional and public event dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with a disability or impairment with due cause. Naidex will be held at the NEC in Birmingham on 25th – 26th of April.
Offering the opportunity for networking, one-to-one advice supported by live demonstrations from over 300 pioneering exhibitors, Naidex is a hub of innovation for the disability community. Aiding the advancement of this huge and growing industry, it provides the means to strengthen knowledge of the disability sector and discover and purchase the most cutting-edge new products and technology supporting it.
OpeMed Revitalise Bathing Equipment at Julia’s House Dorset
Posted on April 6, 2018
Equine Aesthetics; OpeTrack Art Unicorn Design for Dorset Family
Posted on March 19, 2018
Easy as 1, 2, 3: A Changing Places Installation Story
Posted on March 14, 2018
Changing Places are fantastic facilities; an improvement on the standard disabled toilets, they encompass a range of specialist equipment in order to allow people with many different needs to use the loo safely and with dignity. In this article, ‘Easy as 1, 2, 3: A Changing Places Installation Story’ we hope to provide you with a quick overview on how Changing Places do not need to be difficult to install.
When considering Changing Places projects, the design, plan and budget for such toilets are often months in the making – sometimes even years. And yet they seem to pop up overnight, and in the space of 24-48 hours, an empty room becomes a fully inclusive toilet fit for just about everyone.
Whilst it seems a romantic notion, we’ve debunked the myth with a step-by-step collection of in-progress images from one of our installation team. Taken during a recent Changing Places installation at Market Yard Toilet Block for Mendip Borough Council, the photos offer a peak under the curtain to see what is entailed.
Jacqueline Webb Conference
Posted on March 9, 2018
OpeMed will once again be attending the Jacqueline Webb Conference, which is running from the 20th – 22nd March, on Thursday 22nd. Our first experience of the conference was a great opportunity to connect with Case Managers and discuss and display how our specialist transfer and bathing equipment can benefit their clients, and as a turn-key supplier how we can make the process easier for them.
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.
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.
OpeMed Brand New ‘Design and Approach to Installing Changing Places’ Guide
Posted on February 21, 2018
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, but reading through can be a time-consuming process. As Co-Sponsors of the Changing Places campaign, we amalgamated the new BS8300 recommendations with the Changing Places Guide and our knowledge as suppliers and installers to create a new ‘Design and Approach to Installing Changing Places’ Guide.
3 is No Longer a Crowd! OpeMed Install New Changing Places Toilets
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.
See OpeMed OT200 & Monarch Hoists Live at OTAC Chester 2018
Posted on January 31, 2018
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.
More than 300 have used it, 100% recommend it – Download your copy now!
Posted on January 19, 2018
Since the release of our Case Manager and Occupational Therapy Guide “Ten Questions for Case Managers: A Guide to Specifying Hoisting, Showering, Bathing and Changing Equipment”, we have been delighted with its reception. More than 300 Case Managers and OTs have downloaded and used the literature to support their clients across multiple scenarios.
- 100% of Case Managers / OTs stated they would recommend the guide to a colleague and…
- 90% rated the document as very helpful.
Changing Places Toilet for Tesco Calne in Wiltshire
Posted on January 16, 2018
OpeMed has partnered with Tesco once again for the installation of a new Changing Places toilet. Following the success of the facilities supplied and installed into the Milton Keynes and Slough stores, a fully compliant Changing Places toilet for Tesco was included in the new Calne store in Wiltshire.
Fitted out with OpeMed’s OT200 Ceiling Hoist, the Mobile Mona Height Adjustable Changing Table and Mobile Privacy Screen as well as other accessories, the toilet was ready to accommodate fully any disabled customers who required a Hoist and Changing Bench or a bit of extra space to use the loo, by opening day.
Mayor of London Releases New Plans For Changing Places
Posted on January 12, 2018
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, has recently released the new plans for London, within which there have been outlined important details for the inclusion of Changing Places toilets in new buildings.
This strategic plan will shape how London evolves and develops over the course of the new 20-25 years. All planning decisions should follow London Plan policies, and it sets a policy framework for local plans across London.
Attending Arab Health 2018? Book your appointment now.
Posted on January 9, 2018
After another hugely successful year in the GCC we are delighted to be returning to Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, attending Arab Health 2018 to exhibit our range of patient lifting equipment on 29 January – 01 February 2018.
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.
Mothers Action for Changing Places Featured on Sky News
Posted on January 8, 2018
This morning mothers action for Changing Places featured on Sky News with Sarah Brisdion’s narrative on her campaigning efforts.
Fighting to ensure her son Hadley, who has cerebral palsy, is able to access the same places and activities as other children his age, Sarah employed an unorthodox and eye-opening technique to raise awareness for Changing Places and what the lack of them can lead to.
Best Ceiling Hoist for Your Project in 2018
Posted on January 4, 2018
Two Goals and Two Changing Places Toilets for Chelsea FC
Posted on January 2, 2018