Renray Healthcare has played its part in bringing a specially-designed chair that cuts the risk of pressure ulcers and infections to market.
The chair can currently be found at Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool, which initially came up with the idea for the chair after finding that many existing designs, with fixed heights and widths, do not properly support patients, increasing the risk of pressure ulcers.
A group of nurses, allied health professionals and medical staff, working to reduce pressure ulcers as part of the hospital’s Quality Strategy, explored ways of creating a chair to alleviate this issue.
After reviewing chairs sold into the hospital market, none were found to meet patients’ specific needs, so Renray Healthcare agreed to step in and work with the clinical team to develop the new chair. The product, which is also ideal for the care sector, is available in a range of sizes with integrated pressure-relief area in its seat.
Monica Moore, clinical nurse specialist at Aintree, said: “We’ve had very positive feedback about the new chairs from patients and staff, and they help us minimise the risk of pressure ulcers while giving patients more comfort.”
Distribution of the 500 new chairs has already begun at the hospital, replacing old versions.
Renray has been producing high quality healthcare and medical furniture for more than 45 years and remain one of the UK’s largest and leading suppliers to the healthcare sector.