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Award for seating specialist

Award for seating specialist

May 09 at 1:55pm
Sean Mullan, leading seating specialist from Seating Matters has received the 2013 'Seating Specialist of the Year Award' from Martina Tierney OT.
Healthcare expenditure statistics released

Healthcare expenditure statistics released

May 09 at 9:44am
Updated estimates for total healthcare expenditure in the UK between 1997 and 2011 have been released. Estimates are given for current and capital expenditure and public and private expenditure.
£32 million for new innovative projects

£32 million for new innovative projects

May 09 at 9:36am
Innovative projects including: smart-phone test and tracking systems for infectious diseases; fibre optic probes that can monitor people's condition in intensive care; and in-home sensors that can relay patient information to doctors immediately, have benefitted from a £32 million investment.
New mobility store opens in Suffolk

New mobility store opens in Suffolk

May 10 at 10:55am
Rehability has opened a new store in Halesworth, Suffolk. The company, run by Occupational Therapist Veronica Downing, is providing a wide range of mobility equipment, bathing and toileting aids and small aids to daily living from its new, easily accessible premises at 7 Bridge Street, opposite Halesworth Public Library.
Smartphone survey addition for MediTek

Smartphone survey addition for MediTek

May 08 at 9:26am
Technology can often make life easier and give you a competitive edge. MediTek has developed further its on-line ordering capability for its stairlifts with a new application that can work on a Smartphone or tablet too.
New Trustees for Mobility Choice

New Trustees for Mobility Choice

May 08 at 9:18am
Mobility Choice, the charity dedicated to enabling disabled people of all ages and abilities to enjoy greater independence through increased mobility, has appointed two new Trustees to its Board. This follows the retirement of long-standing members.
Over 10,000 visit Naidex

Over 10,000 visit Naidex

May 08 at 8:47am
aidex National has been heralded as a success with more than 10,000 visitors attending the three day event at the NEC, Birmingham from 30 April to 2 May.  The UK’s largest event focused on disability, homecare and rehabilitation closed its doors following a packed programme of seminars, networking and product launches. Some 300 exhibitors and the biggest speaker programme in the show’s 37-year history drew visitor numbers beyond the expectations of show organiser i2i Events Group.
Open Britain website opens for business

Open Britain website opens for business

May 07 at 8:51am
A revolutionary new website aims to become the leading resource for enabling disabled people to enjoy life to the full. Primarily sponsored by Clos-o-Mat, the country’s leading supplier of disabled toileting solutions, OpenBritain.net is the result of a collaboration between the main tourism and disability organisations including Tourism for All (TfA), VisitEngland and DisabledGo.
Mobility Roadshow ready for new Telford venue

Mobility Roadshow ready for new Telford venue

May 07 at 8:34am
The road system around the centre of Telford will be hosting a unique experience for visitors to the annual Mobility Roadshow when it makes its Telford debut at the end of June (Telford International Centre 27th-29th). For the first time in the history of this popular event, the rare opportunity it offers people with disabilities to test drive pre-adapted vehicles will take place on public roads.

New buy-back Options scheme launched for beds

New buy-back Options scheme launched for beds

Apr 25 at 7:38am
Theraposture Limited is to launch its new Options Scheme on assistive beds at Naidex National 2013 (Stand B82, NEC 30 April – 2 May), that delivers a cost-effective means to ensuring continued independence even if needs change over time.
 
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