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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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comfort disposable slings for hoists -rehabilitation equipment

Disposable Slings | Hygienic Patient Lifting

Joerns Healthcare is a world-leading supplier of patient handling and rehabilitation equipment. Our company is committed to manufacturing and supplying equipment that meets the care requirements of patients. Consequently, truly enhancing their lives. Our slings are designed and made, with careful attention paid to ergonomic principles, comfort, and safety. Slings can support with a range […]

oxford hoist history

Oxford Hoist: A Rich History

Behind the Oxford Hoist name, there is a rich history dating back all the way to the mid 1950’s. The introduction of the first Oxford Hoist was in both domestic, private, and public care settings. Therefore, Oxford truly helped revolutionise care for those with reduced or limited mobility. What was once a relatively unknown name […]

oxford classic mobile hoist

Oxford Classic Mobile Hoists: Safer Care For Residents And Carers

Joerns Healthcare is one of the leading providers of patient lifting and handling equipment to the care continuum. Oxford classic mobile hoists are invaluable solutions when caring for someone, who does not have the necessary level of mobility and independence. Some of the key tasks a hoist and sling combination can support with include: Moving […]

bariatric mobile hoist

Bariatric Mobile Hoists | The Oxford Calibre Lift

The handling of bariatric patients presents a number of unique challenges. Not least the provision and cost of more niche equipment and additional staffing requirements. Bariatric people may also have associated medical conditions. Therefore, they demand careful consideration when planning lifting and mobilisation activities. This is generally the case with bariatrics. For instance, more than […]

Sling selector tool

The Oxford Sling Selector Tool

Oxford Slings Joerns Healthcare has an extensive range of moving and handling products. This is to ensure we support as many individuals as possible with the correct, most suitable equipment. We have one of the industry’s widest ranges of patient slings, facilitating various tasks, patient needs and environments. From toileting slings through to standing and […]

Compact Hoist

The Oxford Advance – Compact Folding Hoist

Mobile hoists offer a wide range of benefits. They are a valuable backup for when an overhead hoist isn’t available, or when structural needs cannot be satisfied. A compact folding hoist can also open up more opportunities for the user. This helps to allow them to travel outside of the confines of their own home. […]

Oxford Presence Heavy-duty Hoist

The Oxford Presence Heavy-Duty Hoist

The care sector uses hoists a lot and is one of the most common pieces of equipment. If it’s in a hospital, a care home, or in someone’s own home, hoists can help provide a comfortable and relaxing experience. Especially for those who require extra care and support with their mobility. Hoists can provide vital […]

Oxford Journey Stand Aid

The Oxford Journey Stand Aid

Oxford Journey Stand Aid | Here at Joerns, we are one of the world’s leading suppliers of patient handling and rehabilitation equipment. Patients and caregivers have the dedication from Joerns Healthcare to help offer the highest levels of support. The home of Oxford Hoist, alongside many other established brands. Our lifting solutions are used in […]

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Sling Selection: Getting It Right

A sling is a piece of moving and handling equipment. It is designed and manufactured to help facilitate the transfer of a patient in combination with a hoist or lift. Using carefully selected fabrics, a sling generally fits under and around a client, and when selected carefully, the right sling will help achieve a safe […]

Joerns and acorns UK

Joerns & Acorns Celebrate A 10 Year Partnership

Joerns Healthcare UK and Acorns Children’s Hospice are celebrating a decade of partnership worth more than £70,000 in vital funds.   Leading Manufacturer And Supplier Of Patient Handling Joerns Healthcare, is a market leading manufacturer and supplier of patient handling and rehabilitation equipment. In addition, it has been supporting Acorns since 2011 with an annual […]

oxford dipper swimming pool hoist

Swimming Pools: Access For Everyone

Protecting Disabled People From Discrimination The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), was 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. For things such as: goods, services, education, employment, transport, and accommodation. As the act developed, more rules were […]

Types of Hoists | hoist servicing

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 […]