OpeMed Blog

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

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

Ross Hovey and the Importance of Changing Places in the Workplace

The Importance The Importance of Changing Places in the Workplace: The Changing Places campaign continues to go from strength to strength, with more public venues understanding the importance of installing fully accessible toilets. This year alone, the government has released £2 million of funding for motorway service stations to install [...]

April 10th, 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

Go Green for 2019! – The Hybrid Powered Ceiling Hoist

A New Year Welcomes New Opportunity It’s that time of year again; the time for cleanses and detoxes, to shrug off the old year and its inevitable conclusion of consumption and excess to beckon in a fresh new one and start again in a cleaner, brighter way. We often keep the [...]

January 18th, 2019

Attending Arab Health 2019? Book your appointment now.

After another hugely successful year in the GCC we are delighted to be at the Dubai World Trade Centre, attending Arab Health 2019 to exhibit our range of patient lifting equipment on 28 – 31 January 2019.  The Arab Health conference is a global healthcare exhibition taking place in Dubai. Attended by more than 13,000 healthcare professionals from around the [...]

January 9th, 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