After the launch of Oxford’s first patient lift in 1955, many more new products followed. In the years that followed, they helped to position Oxford as a leading brand in patient handling products.
Following a short collaboration, F. J. Payne sold Oxford to Parker Bath in 1989.
In 1996, Sunrise Medical acquired the Oxford brand from Parker Bath and began manufacturing Oxford patient hoists in the West Midlands. Sunrise Medical continued to build on the Oxford brand and launched several leading lifts, including the famous Mini, Midi, Major and Maxi patient hoists.
Then in 2007, a global re-organisation within Sunrise Medical led to the launch of a new separate company – Joerns Healthcare.
Today, with operations in the United States, the UK, Canada and the Netherlands, the Joerns business focuses primarily on the long-term care sector and incorporates a number of market leading brands. Alongside Oxford are several other core brands, including Hoyer (patient lifts) and Joerns (beds & furnishings).
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