Powys-based manufacturer Mangar Health has announced record annual sales to the period ending July 2019, after winning additional business for their safe patient lifting range of inflatable cushions.

Formed in 1981 by David Garman, the company was the first manufacturer of a portable powered bath lift, before expanding into inflatable moving & handling and bathing devices, achieving particular success with its Camel lifting cushion.

In December 2018, the company was acquired by the Winncare Group, with the French organisation keen to access Mangar’s network of care home and emergency services customers, whilst simultaneously fuelling the Welsh company’s European growth ambitions.

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Since the acquisition, Mangar says it has seen revenue growth in both the UK and export markets, with the company seeing particular success in its emergency services business.

“Growth has come off the back of enhanced focus by the UK Ambulance Sector on improved post-fall management procedures in care homes,” said Simon Claridge, Chief Executive of Mangar Health.

“That’s where our innovative lifting equipment is used to enable carers to deliver a safe, dignified lift for residents, without the need to call an ambulance for support.  We have been delighted to see some excellent outcomes for both the ambulance service and care homes with an early project evaluation showing an 80 percent reduction in decisions by care homes to call an ambulance within the first month of receiving the equipment.”

Mangar Health also launched interactive help for carers earlier this year in the shape of an App called ISTUMBLE, an algorithm used by paramedics to perform a health assessment on patients they treat.

Having worked closely with the Welsh Ambulance Service and the West Midlands Ambulance Service on the app’s development, ISTUMBLE takes healthcare workers through a checklist of steps to ensure it is safe to lift their fallen resident.

“Our ELK lifting cushion is a product that has been used by Ambulance Services for more than 15 years because it protects paramedics from back injuries when lifting patients.  There is an ELK in every emergency ambulance in the UK because between 10 percent and 20 percent of all their calls are to people who have fallen,” continued Simon.

“The Camel lifting cushion is a slightly bigger version of the ELK and has become the equipment of choice for care homes because it is so easy to use. This year we saw a phenomenal 40 percent uplift in sales of this product line alone.”

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