Winter pressures – are you prepared?

As we delve into the depths of winter, anticapted winter pressures upon an already stretched NHS are forecasted. Handicare have prepared key, high quality equipment pieces to help manage the overall expected rise in patients.

The Met Office has forecasted temperatures to plummet to as low as -5C across some areas of the UK this week and with the Shadow Health Secretary, Jonathon Ashworth, recently commenting that “It would be unforgiveable if patients suffer another winter like last year…”, planning for the foreseeable future is unmistakably, highly recommended.

Winter pressures are again likely to contribute to an already stretched NHS and as high costs from illnesses and injuries from trips and falls result in an increased number of frail and vulnerable patients admitted to hospitals; Doctors’ are inevitably concerned for patient safety, with the Royal College of Physicians reporting that in all, 58% of Doctors were “worried” or “very worried” about the ability of their hospital to deliver safe patient care over the next few months.

Handicare have planned and prepared key equipment to manage the overall rise in patients, assist with the reduction of bed occupancy and facilitate easier discharge, enabling patients to stay in the comfort of their own home this winter. The original, high quality equipment includes the MiniLift 125, QuickMove and ReTurn 7500i.

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