New Roles at Spectrum Healthcare

New Roles at Spectrum Healthcare

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Stephen Clark who is the Sales & Marketing Director of Hospital Aids and Spectrum Healthcare (UK) Ltd is pleased to announce two promotions taking effect from 1st January 2015.

Fiona Garlick has been appointed to the newly created role of Office Manager as the result of the growth of the businesses and the increase in staff numbers over the last three years. Fiona started work as a clerical assistant for Spectrum in August 2009 and she has overseen many of the large orders over this period, as well as making a great contribution to the ever increasing international business of…

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Going forward in 2015

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2014 was a great year of growth in international enquiries and exports for Spectrum Healthcare UK Ltd and we had our best year to date in Ireland, USA and the Czech Republic. We also received some very promising enquiries from various countries in the Middle East, in particular Saudi Arabia, many of which should come to fruition in 2015.

The key factors in our overseas success are as the result of evacuation legislation around the world appearing to be coming into line with existing UK and Irish legislation, as well as the ongoing support that we receive from organisations such…

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The EMS Bariatric EvacMat is here!

The EMS Bariatric EvacMat is here!

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Following the successful launch of the EMS Bariatric EvacMat, at the Emergency Service Show in September this year we are pleased to announce that it has gone ‘Live’ on our website.

We have, so far, had a fantastic response this new bariatric evacuation device with it being the star of the show at many exhibitions.

In November we took it along to Trauma 2014 conference where it received lots of interest and has resulted in many requests for onsite demonstrations across the country.

Our International Sales Director Steve Clark then took it to the Moving and Handling Conference in New…

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The Bariatric EvacMat is a TV Star once again!

The Bariatric EvacMat is a TV Star once again!

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The Bariatric EvacMat is fast becoming a celebrity. Earlier in the year it appeared in Channel 4’s Bigger Body Squad and it has just made an appearance in an episode of BBC Scotland’s River City.

In this programme, a main character on the show, Big Bob, needs to be rushed to hospital when he developed chest pains and difficulties with his breathing. An ambulance crew arrive on the scene but are unable to move Bob due to his size, so a specialist Bariatric Ambulance and Crew are needed… Enter the Bariatric EvacMat! This well scripted scene shows what the Emergency…

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Water and Ice Frisbuoy

Water and Ice Frisbuoy

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In 2013 there were a total of 381 drowning’s and water-related deaths from accidents or natural causes across the UK, according to a report published by the National Water Safety Forum (NWSF). As in previous years, more than half of the deaths (227) in 2013 were in inland waters, such as tidal and freshwater rivers, lakes and reservoirs.

The Water and Ice Rescue Frisbuoy is an innovative, easy to use, highly reliable, life-saving rescue device, for use in a water or ice environment.

The Frisbuoy is a substitute for other rescue devices such as the large, difficult to throw white…

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The Invention of the OneLeg

The Invention of the OneLeg

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For Susanne Schmidt, inventor of the OneLeg, the story of its’ creation begins with a small, charming cottage in Denmark where she lived with her husband. Susanne fell in love with the little cottage, once owned by her in-laws, and when she and her husband separated she decided to buy it.

One day while sorting through the attic there, she came across a ‘collar button stool’ which had been used by her ex-husband, who had been a bricklayer, as a seating aid whilst laying brick paving. The stool was made of wood and consisted of a single leg and a…

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Spectrum Healthcare launches new evacuation devices

Spectrum Healthcare launches new evacuation devices

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Ski Slide Pad

At Spectrum Healthcare (UK) Ltd we work closely with healthcare professionals and organisations to make sure we understand and can respond to the needs of our customers.

One major concern across the healthcare sector, is how to move a patient in the event of an emergency, whilst still following correct moving and handling procedures - reducing the risk of injury to both service user and staff.

Reports from the Health & Safety Executive show that in health and social care services, moving and handling injuries account for 40% of work-related sickness absence. Around 5000 moving and handling…

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Bariatric EvacMat features on Channel 5's Bigger Big Body Squad

Bariatric EvacMat features on Channel 5's Bigger Big Body Squad

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The Bariatric EvacMat, which is the original product from our Bariatric Equipment Range has recently made an appearance on Channel 5’s Bigger Big Body Squad. This product evolved from our original evacuation equipment range, which includes Ski Sheets, Ski Pads, AlbacMat & ResQmat all of which have a safe working load of up to 160kg.

It was agreed that we had to look at alternatives for bariatric patients & residents and in conjunction with Bradford Hospital and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, we developed the Bariatric EvacMat which can cope with up 350kg, more than twice the weight of…

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Bariatric rescue

Bariatric rescue

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The problems created by the increasing obesity of the world population has always been present but over recent years it is becoming more and more of an issue to the First Response Emergency Services when being called out to attend a Bariatric Client.

Modern lifestyle, the availability of food and lack of exercise all contribute to the problems they face. In this modern lifestyle we tend to drive everywhere complain if we don’t have a TV remote and have to get up off our comfy chairs to change channel and because of our wonderful technology there is a lack of…

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ErgoKneeler: The inventor's story

ErgoKneeler: The inventor's story

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I’m frequently asked how I went about inventing and developing the ErgoKneeler™ (or EK™ as it affectionately known) and I have to say that there was no instantaneous ‘eureka moment’. As a physio and moving and handling facilitator I had been revisiting the issues around low working postures for most of my professional life and had often given thought to the possibility of creating a piece of equipment that could make life better for staff. Something that would improve spinal posture, reduce musculoskeletal stressing and most importantly, somehow reduce time spent in a static posture.

Using my knowledge as a…

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