OpeMed Blog

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 of Changing Places [...]

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

Let the festivities commence!

2018 Round-Up: A look back over the highlights of the year… “2018 has been an incredibly busy year for OpeMed and we would like to extend our thanks for your continued support and business. OpeMed continues its journey as the leading expert in Ceiling Hoists with the [...]

December 17th, 2018

See OpeMed OT200 & Monarch Hoists Live at OTAC 2018

OpeMed will be exhibiting for the first time at the OTAC Conference in Southampton, which will be OTAC’S final event of the year, on Wednesday 5th December. Held at the Hilton Hotel Ageas Bowl, Southampton the conference will showcase the most current equipment and adaptation guidance that you will require in your day to day [...]

December 4th, 2018

A Brighter Vue for Film-Goers Future

A Brighter Vue for Film-Goers Future; First Changing Places Toilet in Dedicated UK Cinema A trip to the cinema; the cornerstone of any date-night, child’s birthday party and the balm for boredom during the long summer holidays. Often combined with restaurants, fast-food, shopping malls and bowling, they are the pumping ventricles of evening [...]

December 3rd, 2018

OT Show 2018 Proves Success

OT Show 2018 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 2018. The OT Show has gone from strength to strength attracting the [...]

November 26th, 2018

Seven tips for getting the most out of the OT Show 2018

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 the Wednesday 21st November 2018 and 09:00 til 16:30 on the Thursday 22nd November 2018. Getting there: If you are travelling [...]

October 29th, 2018

Assured Clip Sling Security With UniQare Slings

Clip sling innovations for global users Whilst loop attachments tend to be the most popular method of attaching slings on to a spreader bar in the UK, there are still many users and carers throughout the globe who prefer and use a manual or powered cradle with clip attachment. This, therefore, makes clip innovations [...]

October 23rd, 2018

Dispelling the whispers; Discover how Changing Places can be cost effective

Changing Places Toilets can change lives; allowing access to places most of us take for granted and offering dignity and basic human rights to some of the most vulnerable people. With Ceiling Hoist systems and electrically height adjustable equipment, such as the adult sized Changing Table and often a Washbasin, they [...]

October 12th, 2018

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward; Fleet Services Changing Places Rebuilt After Fire

One step back, two steps forward; Fleet Services Changing Places rebuilt after fire consumes the entire southside services. Over two years ago, OpeMed installed a Changing Places at Welcome Break Fleet Services; the fourth Changing Places toilet that we had assisted with at one of their Motorway Services. OpeMed have a long-standing relationship [...]

October 5th, 2018

SurveyPlan Success as Irish Dealers Roll-Out App

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 [...]

September 27th, 2018