Orkney care home bolsters safe transfer with hoist contract

An Orkney-based care home has secured a contract to install hoist trackers in its facility to ensure the safe and simple transfer of residents.

32-bed St. Peter’s House, as well as NHS Orkney’s Balfour Hospital, has contracted Innova Care to supply and install hoist systems. The mobility company has announced it will be installing over 40 units between the two properties.

These latest contract wins follow Innova’s successful £850,000 bid to supply hoists to Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Birmingham.

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Bob Oliver, Innova’s hoisting specialist, said: “It’s important to remember that not all areas of the UK have easy access to high-quality healthcare, it’s great to see the NHS investing in more remote locations like Orkney. It’s certainly brought up a new challenge for us in getting our equipment and installations team to Orkney and back.”

Innova’s hoist tracking and units will be able to facilitate safe and easy transfers across the hospital and the care home, will some units able to lift over 260kg. Both Balfour Hospital and St Peter’s House are being replaced with new-build facilities that are both due for completion in 2019.

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