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Useful Resources

The Kings Fund: Useful resources including white papers> Ideas which change health care.

White Paper: Cost Benefits of Ceiling Hoists

Substance and Style

The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity: AKA Super Josh! Have partnered with OpeMed and Astor Bannerman as Aveso to raise awareness for Changing Places in the UK.

Changing Places: The Changing Places Consortium has launched its campaign on behalf of those people who cannot use standard accessible toilets.This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their carers, as well as many other disabled people.

Aveso: The official sponsor of the Changing Places Campaign, a company that offers free design, advice, support, installation and maintenance of Changing Places Rooms

Disabled Go: An online access guide for a large range of venues across the UK which are accessible to the general public. To view the accessible venues see website.

Muscular Dystrophy UK (Trailblazers): UK based charity for people living with muscle-wasting conditions in the UK. They provide vital information, advice, resources and support for people with these conditions, their families and the professionals who work with them.

Centre for Accessible Environments: CAE is concerned with the practicalities of inclusive design in the built environment and provides information, design guidance, training and consultancy services.

Hodges Model Blog: Provides a space for reflections on a Health, Social Care and Informatics model with universal potential in terms of application and users.

Independent Living – UK based community site which provides news, views and product information designed to assist with living independently. It is a completely open resource for the use of disabled and elderly individuals, health and social care professionals and family carers.

National Back Exchange – UK based multidisciplinary group for those with an interest in backcare and prevention of work related musculoskeletal problems

DLF – UK national charity that provides free, impartial advice about all types of daily living equipment and mobility products

Back Care – Independent national charity registered as the National Back Pain Association that helps people manage and prevent back pain

College of Occupational Therapists – British Association / College of Occupational Therapists is the professional body for occupational therapy staff in the UK

Institute of Occupational Safety and Health РIOSH is Europe’s leading body for health and safety professionals, with nearly 33,000 members worldwide, including 13,000 Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners. The Institution was founded in 1945 and is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that sets professional standards, supports and develops members and provides authoritative advice and guidance on health and safety issues. IOSH is formally recognised by the ILO as an international non-governmental organisation

Moving and Handling People – Moving & Handling People is an annual CPD accredited event organised by Disabled Living Foundation

LOLER – Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations

CHUC РA site to promote the interests of those disabled people who need to use hoists and particularly those who need, or prefer, ceiling track hoists. The lack of ceiling track hoists in away from home accommodation (hotels, guest houses and self-catering accommodation) severely limits many disabled people’s ability to go away for leisure, business, or important social events.

HSE Statistics on Work Related Injuries in Health and Social Work

Social Care and Health in Hampshire, UK

UK Health Directory


Reference Articles

Nursing Times (Jan 09) РManual handling 4 – using a sling hoist

Papworth Trust – Solutions to UK Care Crisis

Evidence Based Research: June 2009 The effectiveness of ceiling hoists in transferring people with disabilities.

Nursing Times (Mar 05) – Determining the space needed to use a mobile and overhead patient hoist

UK HSE – Risks to Service Users Known to Self-Hoist and Transfer Using Ceiling Hoists. A general article from the UK HSE issued Feb 2010. The OT200 addresses many of the issues raised in this article with its automatic manual emergency lowering.


Social Media

Linkedin – The official OpeMed Linkedin company profile. Stay up-to-date with the latest news, projects and more.

Linkedin Ceiling Hoist Projects – This page provides an opportunity for you to keep up to date with our showcase page and access ceiling hoist project examples including our best practice case studies.

Google+ – The official OpeMed Google+ company profile. Stay up-to-date with the latest news, projects and more.

Google Photos (OT200 Online Gallery) – The online photo gallery showcasing the OT200 Ceiling Hoist.

Google Photos (Changing Places Online Gallery) – The online photo gallery for OpeMed installations of Changing Places.

Google Photos (OpeMed Summary) – The online photo gallery of OpeMed in summary.

Facebook – The official OpeMed Facebook page. Stay up-to-date with the latest news, projects and more.

Twitter – The official OpeMed Twitter profile. Stay up-to-date with the latest news, projects and more.

Instagram – The official OpeMed Instagram account. See pictures of our latest installations and more.

Pinterest – The official OpeMed Pinterest company profile. Pin and share our products in action.

YouTube – The official OpeMed YouTube account. Watch a range of product videos designed to explain the complexities of transfer and care.