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Dementia focus added to Care Show

Dementia focus added to Care Show

Sep 06 at 11:42am
A new Dementia Care Show is running alongside the Care Show in Birmingham this year. The new Dementia Care Show features its own dedicated suppliers, best practice ideas and technology showcases to address the needs of GPs, clinical commissioning groups, Foundation trusts and NHS professionals. The show takes place on November 12 & 13 at the NEC.
Inclusive cycling appearance

Inclusive cycling appearance

Sep 06 at 10:28am
Quest 88 will, once again, be showcasing the very latest advances in inclusive cycling aimed at helping disabled and older people get cycling, at this year’s Cycle Show (26-29 September, NEC, Birmingham) in The Inclusive Cycling Hub on stand A70. From handcycles and tricycles through to companion cycles and recumbent bikes, Quest 88 will be exhibiting its most popular products in The Hub, an area which holds a wealth of information for individuals, families, friends and carers who want to access or try the latest inclusive cycles. In addition, there will be an outdoor track for those who want to test drive any of the bikes on show.
Apex acquires further interest in Westmeria

Apex acquires further interest in Westmeria

Sep 05 at 3:48pm
Apex Medical Corporation (Apex), (TWSE listed Company (ref code 4106)), a leading player in the Pressure Area Care and Respiratory Therapy sectors - has announced an agreement, effective Aug 30th 2013, to acquire a further interest in Westmeria Healthcare Limited (Westmeria), a leading provider of Pressure Area Care (PAC) therapy in the United Kingdom.
Business Development Manager for Dolphin Lifts

Business Development Manager for Dolphin Lifts

Sep 04 at 9:03am
West Bromwich based Dolphin Lifts Midlands Ltd has announced the appointment of David Turner to the newly created role of Business Development Manager.
Successful trials highlight reduced mattress costs

Successful trials highlight reduced mattress costs

Sep 03 at 4:18pm
With healthcare budgets getting tighter and patient care remaining a primary focus, the cost of healthcare equipment is high on everyone’s agenda. Patients need to be nursed with the correct equipment but it needs to be cost effective for the provider. Last September saw the launch of Invacare’s ‘Strikethrough Resistant Technology’ (SRT) fabric, available on a selection of mattresses in the range. Invacare’s renowned for its Softform range of mattresses which provide a high level of comfort, support and most importantly pressure reduction for patients at risk of developing pressure ulcers or for those recovering from pressure damage.

Dementia product secures Dragons investment

Dementia product secures Dragons investment

Sep 03 at 3:39pm
Richard Ernest, creator of the pop-up reminiscence therapy product RemPods, successfully secured investment of £100,000 from Peter Jones and Deborah Meaden for his burgeoning business. This much-needed cash injection has set the wheels in motion forRemPods and given Richard the opportunity to supply his nostalgic products to dementia care homes up and down the country.
Six new team members for TGA

Six new team members for TGA

Sep 03 at 10:49am
TGA continues to demonstrate impressive growth and has subsequently simultaneously appointed six additional recruits to strengthen retailer service levels. To ensure its industry leading service levels are maintained as the popularity of TGA products continues to grow, the business has added six new members to its team. These simultaneous appointments span all departments within the business and will strengthen retailer support levels in terms of servicing, dispatch turnaround times, co-ordination and quality control.
Paralympic legacy needs help

Paralympic legacy needs help

Sep 03 at 9:16am
The Paralympic legacy needs help according to a Vitalise survey one year on from the Paralympics. The follow up survey by the disability charity finds that the Paralympic feel-good factor may be on the wane and that urgent work is needed to sustain the legacy of the Games. Despite hopes that the Games would change attitudes, improve understanding and lead to greater inclusion of people with disabilities in society, Vitalise's study has found that 6 out of 10 (59%) of people with disabilities say there has been no perceptible change to their lives one year on from the Games, increasing from 40% who said the same immediately afterwards.
Computer games to help stroke patients

Computer games to help stroke patients

Aug 30 at 8:59am
A majority of stroke patients have problems paying attention and could be helped by brain-training computer games, a new study suggests. Researchers at Imperial College London found that problems such as difficulty filtering out distractions, difficulty following instructions, and reduced alertness are much more common in stroke patients than doctors realise.

Health Warning for Healthcare industry

Health Warning for Healthcare industry

Aug 28 at 10:34am
A study into the financial health of UK’S largest 1000 Healthcare companies has revealed as many as 287 need an urgent survival plan, either from an injection of capital, a radical cost reduction scheme or financial restructuring if they’re to continue to trade.
 
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