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£14,000 raised by mobility retailer

£14,000 raised by mobility retailer

Aug 05 at 12:13pm
As part of its sixtieth anniversary celebrations, Millercare set itself the challenge of raising £10k to support the wonderful work of The Christie Hospital in Manchester. Established in 1952, Millercare has become the North West’s leading mobility specialists and wanted to celebrate this milestone by not only recognizing the hard work of its’ team but also by taking on a challenge to help a very worthwhile cause.
New NHS buying blueprint revealed

New NHS buying blueprint revealed

Aug 05 at 10:01am
A radical new blueprint for how our NHS buys everything - from rubber gloves and stitches to new hips, building work, bed pans and temporary staff - has been unveiled by health minister Dr Dan Poulter. His new strategy for NHS procurement is set to radically change what our NHS does with its money by cutting wasteful spending - so cash can be ploughed back into the front line for patient care. It details ambitious plans to save £1.5 billion by getting our NHS to use its money more smartly and more efficiently.
Sight loss advance

Sight loss advance

Jul 26 at 11:40am
Engineers used to designing state of the art instruments for ground and space based telescopes are now applying their expertise to the development of a diagnostic test for the developed world’s most common form of sight loss in adults, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Ankle system gets thumbs up

Ankle system gets thumbs up

Jul 26 at 11:17am
Following the successful first ever fitting of the BiOM ankle system in Europe last year, Pace Rehabilitation has continued to provide seven of its leg amputee patients with clinical trials of the sophisticated electronic device. Initial patient feedback has been very positive, including one below the knee amputee who commented, "It’s like having my leg back!”
Stannah survey reveals pensioner worries

Stannah survey reveals pensioner worries

Jul 26 at 10:13am
Government plans to limit the amount the elderly have to pay towards their own social care at £75,000 are "unfair”, new research of Britain’s retirees shows. The proposed cap was suggested earlier this year as a way of preventing the elderly from having to sell their homes to fund their care. But in fact the research shows that of those who think the cap is unfair, 70% want income taxes to go up instead, in order to make up the shortfall. The Stannah Silver Census, commissioned by British manufacturer Stannah, questioned 1,000 adults over 65 to provide a voice for an oft-overlooked segment of British society.
Oxforshire retailer in the news

Oxforshire retailer in the news

Jul 26 at 9:50am
Oxfordshire based Recare Ltd has been in the news in the local area recently as it was named as a finalist in the Small Business category at the 2013 West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBA), beating tough competition to reach this year’s shortlist of the region’s most dynamic and entrepreneurial businesses.
Medilink to support new Trade Days show

Medilink to support new Trade Days show

Jul 26 at 8:59am
Support for the new trade only, business to business event Trade Days isn’t just coming from a growing list of companies booked onto the show floor and retailers looking forward to the first event in October next year, but also from organisations that see the potential of two days where the homecare, healthcare and assistive technology sector can come together to do business.
Livability appoints new Chief Executive

Livability appoints new Chief Executive

Jul 26 at 8:34am
National disability charity Livability has appointed Dave Webber as its new Chief Executive. Livability is the largest Christian disability charity in the UK and a specialist provider of services including residential care, educational facilities, holiday accommodation, brain injury rehabilitation and care within the community.
Life-saving donation

Life-saving donation

Jul 26 at 8:27am
Osprey Healthcare,based in Wigan has donated £1000.00 to help fund a defibrillator for Sacred Heart Catholic School in Wigan.
£50 million fund supports dementia

£50 million fund supports dementia

Jul 25 at 4:19pm
Over a hundred hospitals and care homes across England have been awarded a share of a £50million fund to create pioneering care environments designed with the needs of people with dementia in mind.
 
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