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Welcome to Joerns Healthcare UK’s Blog

Here you will find articles that focus on key aspects of manual handling including product use, training and education, along with opinion, expertise, advice and information on a wide range of industry challenges and topics. We hope you find the content engaging and useful.

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Joerns & Acorns Celebrate a 10 Year Partnership

Joerns Healthcare and Acorns Children’s Hospice are celebrating a decade of partnership worth more than £70,000 in vital funds. Joerns Healthcare, a market leading manufacturer and supplier of patient handling and rehabilitation equipment, has been supporting Acorns since 2011 with an annual allowance towards medical equipment and training, benefiting hundreds of local children, every single […]

Swimming Pools: Access For Everyone

Protecting Disabled People From Discrimination The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), introduced in the UK to stop the discrimination that many disabled people were facing. The act meant that disabled people had new rights of access to goods, services, education, employment, transport, and accommodation. As the act developed, more rules were introduced. Since 1996 it […]

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Types of Hoists | Floor Hoist or Ceiling Hoist: Important Considerations

All types of hoists help to transfer people from one place to another when they no longer have the required mobility to stand and move safely, otherwise. They are designed to help facilitate lifting and transfer activity by reducing the effort required on behalf of both the carer and patient. When it comes to selecting […]

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The History Behind Dolphin FIS | Fluid Immersion Simulation

Dolphin FIS is an advanced therapy system which simulates immersion of a patient in a fluid medium. It provides state-of-the-art pressure redistribution, delivering three-dimensional volumetric engagement to eliminate gradient shear forces, leading to positive patient outcomes. The Dolphin system (Dolphin Mattress) automatically measures the individual characteristics of the patient as they engage the support surface […]

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LOLER: A Guide to Hoist Servicing & Maintenance

Patient handling solutions are used to decrease the risk of injury to both the patient and the caregiver. However, with this assistive equipment and the procedures for using it, there remains an element of risk. During moving and handling tasks, patient and carer safety is critical. Using faulty, unsafe or unsuitable equipment can lead to […]

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Active Stand Aids: A Patient Journey

Joerns Healthcare is one of the world’s leading suppliers of patient handling and rehabilitation products. We are the home of Oxford Hoist, a leading name in the design and manufacture of leading patient handling solutions. We provide an extensive range of lifting solutions, including stand aids, often referred to as active style hoists as they […]

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Toileting Slings: Minimising the Risks

In any moving and handling situation it is imperative to assess and mitigate any risks to both patient and carer provider. This is especially important when using lift and sling combinations. And even more so when electing to use a toileting or hygiene sling. As the associated risks are often much higher. What is a […]

Portable Hoists: Travelling Outside the Confines of the Home

Sometimes people require help to move or transfer from one position to another. This can become especially difficult outside of the home and often presents further challenges. Manual lifting and handling can place a severe strain on the person assisting, whether friend, family or care professional. As well as placing the individual requiring assistance at […]

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The Importance of Moving & Handling Training

Qualified moving and handling training is extremely important for those who work in a care environment. Or, anywhere where such activity is a necessary part of the working day. When performed correctly, it helps create a safer environment for patients, residents, and care-givers alike. If not performed correctly, it has the potential to cause serious […]

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In-Situ Slings: A Greater Understanding

What is an in-situ sling? In-situ slings are a type of sling that, given appropriate risk assessment, can be left in place underneath a user for an extended period following transfer. Aptly named and sometimes referred to as all day slings, they are often characterised by their material, which is generally a 3D warp-knitted polyester […]

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Joerns and Covid-19

Over the last few months, we, like many other businesses have experienced unprecedented disruption to what are usual or normalised working routines. Government measures designed to limit the rate of infection and help protect the vulnerable have had us readjusting to a new way of life as we work through this pandemic. It remains to […]

Website rebuild

Website Re-build & Social Media Venture

The current Joerns UK website which has been in place for 5 years is being re-built from scratch to provide visitors with even easier and more immediate access to detailed product information, specific guidance based on customer type, a blog featuring regular industry based articles and more opportunities for visitors to get in touch. It […]