The medical cause of death of the resident was listed as pulmonary heart disease and chronic hyperventilation syndrome. The hip fracture sustained by the resident was given as a secondary factor. The inquest is ongoing.
The incident confirms that these mistakes can occur in practice and solidify the importance and responsibility of manufacturers to invest time and money into increasing the safety of patient hoists, patient slings and spreader bars.
Featuring a unique safety mechanism on the spreader bar, the Monarch Portable is a lightweight portable ceiling hoist (weighing under 5kg and lifting 200kg) mindfully designed to promote the most secure sling attachment. If you would like to see the Monarch Portable Ceiling Hoist in action please contact us