OpeMed Blog

COVID-19 Update (Coronavirus)

To our valued customers, At OpeMed (United Care) we are as concerned as the rest of the community about Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and are following the latest UK Government advice to help safeguard the welfare of our employees, customers, supply chain and of course, associated families and friends. We recognise that many of our [...]

March 17th, 2020

Ceiling Hoist Fixings and Considerations

In the thousands of installations OpeMed have completed, we have very rarely come across a project we could not create a fixing solution for. With over 20 years industry experience our specialists can ensure Ceiling Track is installed safely into every recommended installation. To help provide guidance and support, we have put together [...]

February 28th, 2020

Best Ceiling Hoist for Your Project in 2020

All you need to know to choose Ceiling Hoists with our latest article- Best Ceiling Hoist for Your Project in 2020 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 [...]

January 20th, 2020

GUEST BLOG: Kerry Thompson Welcomes in the New Year!

Happy New Year hope everyone had a wonderful festive season! As we’ve said goodbye to the end of a decade welcoming in the 20’s I want to share with you all my highlights of 2019. It’s definitely been a whirlwind of a year, an amazing year. The beginning started off with a bang [...]

January 17th, 2020

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

OT Show 2019 Proves Success

OT Show 2019 Proves Success for OpeMed at Two Day Exhibition Held in the NEC, Birmingham. Following from a highly successful two days we were delighted to meet with so many Occupational Therapists and healthcare professionals at the OT Show 2019. The OT Show has gone from strength to strength attracting the [...]

November 26th, 2019

Seven steps for getting the most out of the OT Show 2019

Getting There Date & Time: The show is located at Birmingham’s NEC, in halls 9 and 10. The show runs for two days; it opens from 09:00 to 17:30 on theWednesday 27th November 2019 and 09:00 til 16:30 on theThursday 28th November 2019. Getting there: If you are travelling by car and [...]

October 14th, 2019

Changing Places capital funding for NHS hospitals

Over 250,000 severely disabled people, including those with profound and multiple learning disabilities in the UK, cannot use standard accessible toilets. This number is set to increase in line with demographic trends (as people with very complex needs are living longer).There are currently over 1200 registered Changing Places toilets in the UK but provision on [...]

September 23rd, 2019

Moving the Focus Back onto Learning

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 [...]

July 25th, 2019

What is the Changing Places Consultation? & How can you be heard?

What is the Changing Places Consultation? & How can you be heard? We break down the complexities and share how to have your say! About the Consultation: On 24th December 2018, the Government announced the Changing Places Consultation - an intention to consult on how they can increase the provision [...]

May 16th, 2019

Major building rules change to improve accessibility – Consultation now open

Days out will be made easier for severely disabled people after a major change to building rules to improve accessibility, under government plans announced today.  Changing Places – will be made mandatory in new, or majorly refurbished, large buildings used by the public, under the proposals. Buildings covered include shopping centres, supermarkets, cinemas, hotels, hospitals, leisure centres, libraries, and arts [...]

May 14th, 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

Government Launches Fund to Encourage Accessible Service Stations

Motorway service stations invited to apply for a share of £2 million in funding for fully accessible toilets. Department for Transport partnering with Muscular Dystrophy UK to fund new facilities, giving disabled people more confidence travelling on the roads. Investment is a key commitment in the Government’s Inclusive Transport Strategy. [...]

April 11th, 2019