Medical articles

Hospital discharge system leaves care home at ‘crisis point’

Hospital discharge system leaves care home at ‘crisis point’

A new system for placing hospital patients in care homes has caused “complete and utter mayhem”, according to a local manager.

SUPPLIER FOCUS: Care home benefits from ‘silent’ nurse call system

Bushell House in Goosnargh, Lancashire has installed Aid Call’s silent nurse call system.

Encore Care Homes promotes the need for the elderly to maintain a healthy weight

Dr Stephen Tomkins, a dedicated GP working for Encore’s Fairmile Grange, explains the importance of the elderly retaining their weight this January.

Hospital spends £1m on care home places to ease bed pressures

Northampton General Hospital is spending £1m on care home places in order to ease winter pressures on its beds.

Countrywide Healthcare reports £3m annual turnover growth

Leading specialist care home consumable and equipment supplier Countrywide Healthcare has reported strong growth in the last financial year.

Shaping Tomorrow: Abena aims to revolutionise continence care

Abena and wearable sensor specialist MediSens are targeting the UK care home market with a revolutionary continence aid product.

New bacteria resistant pill dispensers launched

New Pivotell pill dispensers now incorporate coating technology designed reduce the risk of infection.

Santander supports Beaucare Medical MBO

Harrogate based Beaucare Medicare, one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of medical, nursing and hygiene suppliers, has announced the successful completion of a management buy-out (MBO).

Nursing Hygiene Group (NHG) and Clinicare Supplies announce merger  

Representatives from Nursing Hygiene Group (NHG) and Clinicare Supplies announced this week that the two companies are merging, with change of ownership effective as of end of October.

Nestlé Health Science launches dysphagia support films

A series of films designed to provide support for people living with dysphagia has been launched by Nestlé Health Science.