Healthcare equipment and furniture specialist, Sidhil, has created an auditing solution for care homes that helps managers prove that all products in the property meet the Care Quality Commission’s Outcome 11 rules for quality and safety.
Outcome 11 focuses on the safety, availability and suitability of equipment. Providers must ensure that all equipment is fit for purpose, available for use, properly maintained, used correctly and safely in line with manufacturer’s instructions, comfortable and suitable for promoting independence.
Sidhil helps operators meet these requirements by working with them to create a list of all furniture and equipment, and keeping a record of which items require maintenance, testing or calibration.
“This is helping customers to reduce time and input from staff in the management of complex areas of Outcome 11 compliance, leaving them free to concentrate on the delivery of clinical services,” the company says.
Alongside the auditing services, Sidhil also provides maintenance programmes for all its furniture and equipment that can be called on 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
The West Yorkshire-based company reported a year of record sales in 2015, with turnover up by £1.2 million over 2014.
The company says that 2016 is looking even better, with early indications in the shape of new contracts and forthcoming product launches suggesting another record year.
The company has an active R&D division, where investment in sophisticated computer technology has enabled fast track product development. In support of growing sales, Sidhil continues to invest in its people, expanding sales, export and customer service teams to meet fast developing demand.
“We are the only remaining UK-based volume manufacturer of hospital beds, and we are totally committed to retaining production here in the UK,” stated sales and marketing director Graham Turner. “Our UK facility means we can ramp up production to meet short lead times, and also ensures we achieve the exacting levels of quality control required by our customers in the UK and further afield.”