DeChoker has completed the roll-out of its anti-choking device at ex-service care provider, The Royal Star & Garter.

DeChoker devices can now be found on every floor of the care home provider’s three homes in Solihull, Surbiton and High Wycombe (pictured), in addition to another device for each of the home’s minibuses.

“We are pleased to welcome The Royal Star & Garter as a new client,” said Matt Oakley, CEO of Dechoker UK.

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“We look forward to supporting them in the future to further help protect both their staff and residents.”

DeChoker said its device had saved almost 40 lives over the last 18 months (see Carer saves care home resident’s life with anti-choking device) and highlighted the risk for residents on outings as well as those in care home.

“Residents enjoy regular trips to the seaside and shopping which always involve some element of packed lunch or eating out,” the company said.

“Choking incidents can happen just as easily whilst away from the home. Earlier this month we wrote about the death of a care home resident who died after choking on a pub lunch.”

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