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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

Hoists are one of the most common pieces of equipment used within the care sector. 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 assistance.  An […]

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. Joerns Healthcare is dedicated to offering the highest levels of support for both patients and caregivers. The home of Oxford Hoist, alongside many other established brands. Our lifting solutions are used in both […]

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Sling Selection: Getting It Right

A sling is a piece of moving and handling equipment that 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 […]

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 […]

Dolphin Mattress

The History Behind Dolphin FIS | Fluid Immersion Simulation

Dolphin FIS is an advanced therapy system that simulates the 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 […]

Types of Hoists | hoist servicing

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 […]

stand aid

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. They demand […]

Toileting Slings

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. Related: Portable Hoists: Travelling […]

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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Joerns and Covid-19

We, like many other businesses, have experienced unprecedented disruption to what is 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 be seen how many of […]