Visit the Handicare team at the OT Show (H40)

Visit the Handicare team on stand H40 at the OT Show and discover how Handicare can help to make everyday life easier by moving & enabling, protecting & saving. NEW CPD ACCREDITED ETHOS EDUCATION WORKSHOP We are pleased to announce that we will be launching a new CPD accredited Ethos Education module, ‘Small Changes, Big Impact’ at the OT Show. This training workshop examines several moving and handling tasks and how, if we make small changes or introduce small items of equipment, we can reduce the effort required to complete the task – increasing an individuals confidence and giving them […]

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Sam Rodgers

Basic details: Name: Sam Rodgers Company Role: Business Development Manager – North London Favourite quote: “Every day may not be good… but there’s something good in every day” ― Alice Morse Earle What is something [people in the industry] have to deal with that you want to fix? Every day we encounter individuals with their own unique needs and challenges and as Handicare representatives we must adapt our approach to ensure we provide an appropriate solution to make everyday life easier. What do you do at Handicare? I work closely and collaboratively with healthcare professionals, families, carers and end users […]

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David Robinson

Basic details: Name: Dave Robinson Company Role: Business Development Manager, North West Favourite quote: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” What is something [people in the industry] have to deal with that you want to fix? Helping people remain independent whether that be standing, using their own bed or sitting in their own chair. What do you do at Handicare? I cover the North West area for Handicare Moving and Handling, providing assessments, skills workshops and support to clinical […]

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Blayne Norman

Basic details: Name: Blayne Norman Company Role: Business Development Manager – East Midlands, East Anglia What is something [people in the industry] have to deal with that you want to fix? There are thousands of manual handling solutions on the market, this long list is constantly changing with new technology. This alone is a tall ask for anyone having to assess a patient for the best equipment for their needs. Having been trained thoroughly on Handicare’s products by an experienced team of physio’s, sports scientists and healthcare professionals, I would like to think I can be a fantastic asset to […]

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In the spotlight: Meet Handicare’s John Harrison…

Basic details: Name: John Harrison Company Role: Business Development Manager – North East Favourite quote: “What is a club in any case? Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it. It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes. It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city.” Bobby Robson What is something [people in the industry] have to deal with that you want to fix? Often, when people are diagnosed with a disabili­ty or illness, one of the immediate thoughts is what it will stop […]

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Case Study: Moving and enabling in South Wales

‘Safe handling with WendyLett’  by James Hughes – Business Development Manager, Midlands and South Wales In a recent call from a local Occupational Therapist in Merthyr, South Wales, I was asked to help solve a growing problem for a mother at home. The mother had a continuing and debilitating back problem, causing difficulties with mobility, movement and lifting around the bed, a situation made worse as she had lovely twin boys with similar conditions. In place already was a H Frame Ceiling Track Hoist with a two point spreader bar. This hoist covered the two single profiling beds in a […]

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Back injury and ways to prevent it

Whilst many of us are aware that those who are regularly moving and handling the person they care for are at an increased risk of causing injury to themselves and the person they are caring for, statistics from the HSE Report (Oct 2018) suggests that there’s still room for improvement… The HSE reports that 195,000 professionals within the health and social sector will suffer from work-related ill health. That’s the equivalent to 4.5% of the health and social workforce – nurses and care workers, home carers and nursing auxiliaries, assistants – that report a statistically significantly higher rate of musculoskeletal […]

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Case Study: Southmead Hospital Trips and Falls Prevention

Trips and falls had been a huge issue within Southmead Hospital when it opened in May 2015, resulting in serious injuries with a local report stating  “Serious falls result in increased length of stay and a heightened risk of infection.” Over 700 falls were reported in the first year of opening, a 19% increase in comparison to the previous year. As a result, ‘Two patients have died after falling over at the new £430 million Southmead Hospital. In three months, nine patients suffered hip fractures, two sustained skull haemorrhages, three suffered thigh fractures, and one patient had serious facial fractures, […]

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Professor Stephen Hawking and the MilkyWay

In 1963, shortly after his 21st birthday, Professor Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS, a form of Motor Neurone Disease. In spite of being wheelchair-bound and dependent on a computerised voice system for communication Stephen continued to combine family life with his research into theoretical physics, in addition to an extensive programme of travel and public lectures. Enabling him to continue enjoying family life and his passion, Professor Stephen Hawking chose to install the MilkyWay systems for his own benefit, linking bedroom to bathroom with a room-to-room system, allowing him transfer as his needs require. Shortly after the installation, the world renowned […]

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In the Handicare spotlight: Meet James Hughes…

Basic details: Name: James W Hughes Company Role: Business Development Manager – Midlands & South Wales Favourite quote: “Change the changeables” – Denis Whatley What is something [people in the industry] have to deal with that you want to fix? Each individual has their own unique desires, needs and wishes. In my role within Handicare I look to help each person on an individual basis, enabling them to achieve as much as possible and find a solution that will empower them to live, as much as possible, a happy and stress-free life. What do you do at Handicare? Within Handicare, […]

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