OpeMed Blog

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 nearly 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 [...]

January 18th, 2019

Attending Arab Health 2020? 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 2020 to exhibit our range of patient lifting equipment on 27 – 30 January 2020.  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

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

The Therapy Road Show – Sept 14th 2018

Join OpeMed as we exhibit in Botley, Southampton – this Friday, at the Therapy Road Show – Sept 14th 2018! This exhibition is a great opportunity for local Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, Physiotherapists and Nurses, to learn, talk and discuss equipment requirements and concerns. For more information see below: [...]

September 12th, 2018

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

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 [...]

September 7th, 2018

We’re Recruiting a Project Co-Ordinator!

As we continue to grow as a leading Patient Transfer and Assisted Bathroom manufacturer and supplier, so too do opportunities within the company. Which is why we are delighted to announce a new position has become available. We are currently recruiting a Project Co-ordinator to act as a liaison between our customers [...]

August 22nd, 2018

SurveyPlan – Demonstrating the Best Solutions for Transfer and Care

SurveyPlan – Demonstrating the Best Solutions for Transfer and Care 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 [...]

August 8th, 2018

Let’s Make Some Noise for Changing Places Awareness Day 2018!

It’s that time of year again! A time for recognition and reflection. Changing Places Awareness Day, the brainchild of Aveso to boost the profile and periphery of the campaign, has come back around for its third annual occurrence. Thursday July 19th is the official day to celebrate the leaps made by the [...]

July 19th, 2018