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New chair added to Express Delivery option

New chair added to Express Delivery option

Mar 05 at 11:19am
CareFlex, the experts in posture and pressure management seating, now offer an extended Express Chair service to include the HydroFlex, giving a greater choice when you need a specialist chair, fast.

Retailer goes on the buses

Retailer goes on the buses

Mar 05 at 11:01am
First Eastern Counties has joined forces with TGA mobility scooter specialist Beactive Mobility to help assist the elderly and disabled with travelling.

Care home contract win for bathing company

Care home contract win for bathing company

Mar 05 at 10:48am
The Astor-Bannerman group has announced that it is now officially the sole providers of fixed height baths with integrated seats to LNT Construction for all their Care Homes. LNT Construction, part of the LNT Group, deliver top quality turnkey Care Homes which are fitted with everything needed to operate and are responsible for many new builds throughout the UK.

Physio support for complex need cases threatened

Physio support for complex need cases threatened

Mar 05 at 9:52am

Physiotherapy treatment for patients with complex needs ranging from learning disabilities to long-term conditions like MS could be threatened by cuts to expert posts, the NHS is being warned. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is concerned that a reduction in the number of senior grade roles means the experience and knowledge of those clinicians will be lost to patients.


Pilot programme increases own home independence

Pilot programme increases own home independence

Feb 27 at 10:15am
An 18-month pilot programme that brought resources and counsellors to elderly Baltimore residents with dementia and other memory disorders significantly increased the length of time they lived successfully at home, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. Staying at home was a clear preference for most of those who participated in the study.

Patent disputes in respiratory therapy and pressure care sector

Patent disputes in respiratory therapy and pressure care sector

Feb 26 at 10:41am

Apex Medical Corporation a leading player in the Respiratory Therapy and Pressure Area Care sectors has issued the following press release...Apex announced at a press conference held on February 19, 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany, that it has initiated invalidity actions on four ResMed patents and utility models before the EPO and the German Federal Patent Court as well as the German Patent and Trade Mark Office. The ResMed patents being challenged include those ResMed asserted against Apex in Germany in November 2013.


Award winning designer teams up with Wilcare

Award winning designer teams up with Wilcare

Feb 25 at 10:06am
Award-winning Welsh furniture designer, Angela Gidden MBE, has been appointed to launch a new design-led era at Wilcare Wales, the Cowbridge-based furniture manufacturer. Angela Gidden, whose portfolio includes furniture designed for Liberty, Heal's, The Conran Shop, Habitat and Orangebox, is initially working on a new generation of powered rise & recline chairs for the healthcare market.

Specialist stroke OT wins award

Specialist stroke OT wins award

Feb 25 at 9:32am
A Peninsula Community Health (PCH) Specialist Occupational Therapist for Stroke has won a prize for her poster presentation on occupational therapy. Jayne Angilley, won the prize for her presentation outlining the research she has been involved in, which looks into visual training in occupational therapy.
Dolphin donations mark 25th anniversary

Dolphin donations mark 25th anniversary

Feb 24 at 11:58am
Independent mobility specialist, Dolphin Mobility, celebrated 25 years of trading in 2013 and to mark the occasion, Dolphin branches around the country donated products and services to deserving causes in their local areas.

Free CPD certified conference at Naidex

Free CPD certified conference at Naidex

Feb 24 at 11:52am
Naidex National, the UK’s largest disability, homecare and rehabilitation event, has announced its conference programme with dedicated streams of seminars for case managers, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

 
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