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The New Black

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Following the PMG 2017 Conference, we've had a very positive response from the NEW POLYAIR Cushions, which were launched on our stand at the exhibition. (Click here for more information)

The air-cell cushion, which drew eyes with its bright-orange insert, helped to keep us all busy on the stand, and our area managers are all booking appointments to show off the various options. Contact the office, or your area manager directly, to arrange your appointment soon.

In addition to the new cushions, our wonderful wheelchair ranges also drew a crowd. The Netti wheelchairs were well reveived, and the Dynamic System in particular piqued many attendees' interest.

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Proud to be working with Nicci Aylward-Wotton

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We are proud to be working with Nicci Aylward-Wotton, bringing the technologies to the community, and reducing the risk of pressure ulcers.

The work that Nicci Aylward-Wotton has been doing in Cornwall, with the Foresite PT system, has made its way to The Health Foundation website: http://www.health.org.uk/newsletter/four-projects-testing-innovations-improve-care-older-people. Her work is the first in an article of four projects about innovations to improve the care for older people.

See the technology here: http://www.sumed.co.uk/xsensor-pressure-mapping/foresite-pt


University of Southampton Education Day

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On Wednesday 12th April, we ran an education day at the University of Southampton. 

The day included wonderful presentations from Tissue Viability Nurse of the Year 2016, Nicci Aylward-Wotton, and Lecturer in Rehabilitative Engineering, Dr Peter Worsley.

The afternoon portion of the day including product demonstrations of the Foresite PT from Xsensor. 

Overall, the day received very positive feedback, from the attendees. 


If you are interested in attending any future Sumed Education events, keep an eye on our new Events page, where we will keep you informed about upcoming events, their locations, and if there are still places available. 

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Patient Safety Conference at University of Salford

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This week we attended the University of Salford Patient Safety Conference. 

We met many interesting people, and shared insights into pressure prevention and monitoring. Focussing on the Foresite pressure mapping systems.

Click here for more information about the Foresite SS and PT systems.

Or contact our office and ask about Nicci Aylward-Wotton's presentation, about her findings using the Foresite PT system.

Additionally, Sumed has a FREE upcoming Pressure Ulcer Prevention Education Day on 12th April 2017, at the University of Southampton. There are still some places available. If you are interested in attending, please contact our office on 01457 890 980, or email sales@sumed.co.uk 

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Important Announcement

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NHS Supply Chain England

Sumed are delighted to announce that they have been appointed to NEW NHS SC framework for Powered and Non-Powered wheelchairs including specialist seating in a number of categories as follows:

Category

Brand

Manual Adult Bariatric Wheelchair

Uniroll Goliath

Manual Adult Intermediate Wheelchair

Uniroll Phönix

Manual Adult Postural Wheelchair

Netti 4U CE PLUS (Comfort)

Manual Adult Standard Wheelchair

Uniroll Phönix

Manual Adult Standard Wheelchair Lightweight

Uniroll Moly

Manual Paediatric Active Wheelchair

Uniroll Rollo

Manual Paediatric Postural Wheelchair

Netti Mini

Wheelbase Unit

Netti Base

Manual Adult Wheel Base

Netti Base


All our wheelchairs offer a variety of impressive features and are very competitively priced, contact us for more information or to arrange a demonstration to see for yourself.

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Nicci Aylward-Wotton's Presentation at World Union of Wound Healing Studies Next Tuesday

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If you are attending the 5th Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Studies next week in Florence, we recommend catching the short oral presentation that will be given by Nicci Aylward-Wotton (Tissue Viability Nurse of the year 2016).

Her presentation entitled "Can Xsensor ForeSite PT Facilitate Patients' and Carers' Decision Making in Pressure Ulcer Prevention in the Community Using Continuous Pressure Monitoring?" will be hosted during session 2C in Hall Raffaello, on Tuesday September 27th, between 2:00pm and 6:00pm.

Go along and hear the findings Nicci has to share.

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Pressure Ulcer Prevention with Bart Van der Heyden

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Today is the first of a week full of sessions across the country, featuring Bart Van der Heyden (Physical Therapist). His talks involving the Foresite SS pressure mapping system demonstrate the peak pressure points that could easily develop into pressure damage.

As you can see from the photos, everyone is getting involved.

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Patient Safety? How new technologies can deliver improved patient outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention.

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SAVE THE DATE
 
On August 22nd 2016 Salford University and Sumed are hosting a free pressure ulcer prevention education day - "Patient Safety? How new technologies can deliver improved patient outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention."
Including presentations from Tissue Viability Nurse of the Year, Nicci Aylward-Wotton with demonstrations of the ground-breaking Foresite PT patient monitoring system.
This informative day will offer practical take home messages and information on technologies to improve patient safety.
 
For more information or to arrange your place, please call Sumed on 01457 890980 or email
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Exciting opportunity to understand new research into the causes of pressure ulcers AND EARN CPD POINTS!

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For almost 20 years, Prof. Amit Gefen – Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University and past President of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) – has been reviewing current thinking and conducting ground breaking research to try to better understand the causes of pressure ulcers.

In a series of two 1-hour lectures produced in association with Sumed, Prof. Gefen explains his research and fascinating conclusions which, he believes, can lead to increased 'safe-seating' time.

Once you've watched both lectures, simply follow the instructions to print out your self-certified CPD certificate.

Watch Prof. Gefen's thougth-provoking lectures now! 


Fascinating pressure imaging workshops

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Many thanks to Bart Van Der Heyden, who delivered a series of fascinating workshops last week on ForeSite SS and the benefits of pressure imaging when selecting seating products.

Sessions were held at Salford, Surrey, Cheltenham, Plymouth & West Yorkshire and the delegates found them both intersting and informative.
 
If you're interested in hosting or attending one of Bart's next workshops please get in touch by phone 01457 890980 or email .
 
 
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Exciting times at NAEP conference!

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Sumed enjoyed a really busy NAEP conference this week. There was lots of interest in Integrity Home Care bed, which was also nominated for a NAEP Innovative Product Award. Other products that proved popular were PRUventor heal off-loading boot and the ViscoPro range of pressure relieving cushions.

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Sumed proud to sponsor new research

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Sumed are proud to support innovative research to help to improve patient outcomes by reducing pressure damage.

Peninsula CommunityHealth (PCH) have been awarded a £50k grant from the NHS Regional Innovation Fund and will be working collaboratively with University of Plymouth, NHS England and Sumed. The grant will be used to futher work with an innovative patient pressure monitoring system called Foresite PT manuactured by Xsensor Technology Corp and will be supplied in UK and Ireland by Sumed.

Full details of the research are available in the attached press release and a copy of the provisional research presented as a poster at the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory panel meeting in Stockholm, August 2014 is also attached.  A hard copy of this poster is available from Sumed on request.


New service offered by Sumed!

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Sumed are delighted to announce that we can now offer you full servicing on electric beds, hoists,dynamic mattresses and chairs. This is in addition to our succesful clean and repair service which has been running for many years. if you would like to know more about what we can offer please give us a call on 01457 890980 or e-mail us on sales@sumed.co.uk


New Look for Sumed site!

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Sumed proudly unveiled new signage at the Hadfield site following the recent programme of expansion. 


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Picture shows from Left;

Graham Collyer, Executive Chairman – Sumed

Diane Hargrove, Sales and Marketing Director – Sumed

Pat Meeker, Senior Director Global Sales - ROHO Group Inc

Tracey Bruce, Sewing machinist – Sumed

Martin Butt, Office Manager – Sumed

Lauren Riley, Sewing machinist – Sumed

Daniel Horrocks, Manufacturing Apprentice- Sumed

Liam Hall, Warehouse Supervisor – Sumed

Owen Bennett, Operations Manager – Sumed

Martin Walker, International Sales Manager - Sumed


Sumed® at Wounds UK Harrogate 2012 - Stand # 31

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Sumed® is delighted to announce its participation at the Wounds UK Conference Harrogate 2012 on 12th - 14th November, Harrogate International Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA, UK.

We will be on stand 31 showcasing a variety of new products including Integrity dynamic mattress, Flowform Ultra 90 presssure relieving cushion and Cilguard, our innovative soft silicone wound dressing range.

We will also be conducting live interface pressure mapping on the stand and running a competition to win a FREE delegate place at Wounds UK 2013.

For more details on these products visit our shop online.

Sumed® Executive Chairman Graham Collyer will be present himself with the rest of the friendly and knowledgeable team. Come, visit and talk to us about our new offers !

Join us on Twitter and Facebook to stay updated with the company and its products.

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New Sumed Cushion Wallchart available!

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This clear Wallchart gives you an “at a glance” guide to help identify cushions that may be suitable for your client.

The Wallchart also gives you useful information on risk categories, sizes available and maximum user weight limits for each cushion range.

For a FREE copy of this Wallchart – available to employees of the NHS in sizes A2 or A3 please contact us at or call us on 01457 890980.

Where to find the wallchart on our website including links to the relevant cushion information:


1)      Under the Pressure Area Care section of the website (second banner across)

2)      On each Cushion page there is a link to the Cushion Wallchart for your convenience for when you are browsing.

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  • A Cushion guide containing information on weight limits and sizes this Cushion Wallchart offers an overview of ViscoPro®, Viscotech®, Intelli-Gel®, Stryker®, Action®, and Flowform®.

    The wallchart is allocated by Risk Category and offers recommendations for bariatric clients, positioning requirements, envelopment, lightweight cushions, and cushions best suited for active users.

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Viscotech Community Mattress

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Exciting opportunity to save money on mattresses…
Prices starting from just £110!


We are delighted to offer a brand new member of the Viscotech® family – Viscotech® Community which can be supplied with a bespoke black PU cover with personalised labelling specific to customer requirements. Viscotech® Community is a high quality castellated foam mattress with a welded PU cover and is suitable for patients up to medium risk. Give use a call today to discuss your requirements.

Prices starting from just £110 suitable for patients up to 28 Stones (178kg)

New High Risk Version up to 40 Stones (254kg) available from January 2012

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Important clinical announcement on efficacy

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Sumed is delighted to announce that Flowform Ultra 90® has now got proof of efficacy for use therapeutically up to Stage 1-2 pressure damage (downloadable document available from product section).

Flowform® Ultra 90 is an ideal Community cushion with no set up, adjustment or maintenance required.

Flowform® Ultra 90 pressure mapping using XSensor® Technology

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For further information or a demonstration please call SUMED on 01457 890980, Fax 01457 890990 or email sales@sumed.co.uk


Prime Nest 2

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STYLISH STABLE SEATING FOR THE ACTIVE USER! 

We are delighted to announce an exciting new cushion from the Sumed® portfolio. PrimeNest® 2, a low profile seating system specifically developed for the more active wheelchair user, offering excellent pressure relieving properties combined with exceptional stability. 

PrimeNest® 2 is gently contoured at the front of the cushion to provide additional comfort for the user. 

The specific combination of foam used in the production of PrimeNest®2 enables a high degree of envelopment with stability of the hips enhanced further by the shaping of the high quality durable contoured ABS* base. Primenest® 2 also has a top layer of pebbled Akton® gel which assists in the reduction of friction and sheer forces, as well as reducing shock transmission through the frame of the wheelchair. 

Primenest® 2 is available in four different sizes, 16"   square, 17" square, 18" square and 20" square, the size of the cushion  should be selected to cover the maximum seating surface of the appropriate seating area.

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*Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene Akton is a registered trademark of Action Products Inc.Sumed is a registered trademark of Sumed International (uk) Ltd

For further information or to arrange a demonstration please call SUMED on 01457 890980, Fax 01457 890990 or email


FlowForm Ultra 90

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EXCITING NEW CUSHION FOR PRESSURE RELIEF!

Sumed is delighted to launch NEW Flowform® Ultra 90, a cost effective modular cushion offering excellent pressure relief, ideal for cost effective community seating and wheelchair users.
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A full range of sizes is available, ranging from 16 inches squrae, 17 inches square, 16 inches by 18 inches and 18 inches by 20 inches, all with a depth of 3.5 inches.  Flowform® Ultra 90 is suitable for clients weighing up to 20 stones (127kg) and comes with a 2 year warranty.

#Tuftane is a registered trademark of Permali Gloucester Ltd. 

Flowform is a registered trademark of Sumed International (UK) Ltd

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For further information or to arrange a demonstration please call SUMED on 01457 890980 or email