Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Manual Handling Part 1 - Assisted Standing
Manual Handling Part 2 - Repositioning a supine patient using a slide sheet
Manual handling Part 3 - Sliding a patient
Manual handling Part 4 - using a sling hoist
Dolphin Mobility supply an extensive range of manual handling hoists for more information and product details please call 0800 9800 126.
Monday, November 30, 2009
The National Federation of Shopmobility has joined with RADAR and Tourism for All to promote the guide and website. Window stickers with the Open Britain logo provided to those who have supplied access statements and joined Open Britain will help to promote it as a system of information.
For a long time, surveys have shown that disabled people want an easier way to get the information they need, not just about accommodation, but about travel, things to see and do, places to eat and drink, without having to trawl through hundreds of different websites searching for information that all too often is not there. The new www.openbritain.net website that backs up the guide aims to do just that. Visitors and guests are invited to give feedback via the website.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
- The fastest hoist on the market
- Designed for intensive use
- Drive service life 10,000 cycles or more
- Long battery life (160 lifts)
- Can lift up to 227 kg
- Durable aluminium and stainless-steel construction
- Versatile: can be used with a body support, conventional spreader bar, or electrically operated spreader bar
- Large lifting range, from the floor to a high bed or treatment table
- Safe: built-in motor and mechanical emergency down
- The user's knees never collide with the hoist during rotation
Friday, November 20, 2009
The term through floor lift is used to describe a domestic lift for the elderly or disabled which goes through the floor from a downstairs room to an upstairs room. They are often referred to as Wheelchair Lifts or Home Lifts. Through floor lift prices start from around £8300 although costs can vary according to options required and the extent of any building work.
For more information please call Dolphin Lifts on 0800 9800 126.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
* South East England
* East of England
Access to Work Operational Support Unit
Nine Elms Lane
London SW95 9BH
Telephone: 020 8426 3110
Textphone: 020 8426 3133
Fax: 020 8426 3134
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
BHM Medical Hoists - Voyager Duo Ceiling Lift Brochure
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
- telescopic section can be used at any length
- incredibly compact storage
- good choice for bridging a threshold with unequal levels each side
- extra width options for larger mobility devices
- low kerbs and long bevel sides greatly increase clearance for scooters and power chairs
Perfolight Combi (PC21-3) Minimum 150cm Maximum 207cm = £467 plus £15 delivery
Perfolight Combi (PC28-3) Minimum 200cm Maximum 280cm = £561 plus £15 delivery
Perfolight Combi (PCW21-3) Minimum 150cm Maximum 213cm = £641 plus £15 delivery
Perfolight Combi (PCW30-3) Minimum 200cm Maximum 298cm = £708 plus £15 delivery
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
STOURBRIDGE residents are being warned to watch out for high pressure sales people targeting vulnerable people in the area.
Dudley Council’s adult social care team and trading standards officers are urging people to be wary of representatives of any firms claiming to have connections to social services.
Trading watchdogs say shady firms, including a group known as ABM Mobility, may be at work in the region.
Officers say dodgy trading techniques include missing appointments and sales people pressurising customers to buy large pieces of equipment such as stairlifts and beds.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Built in the UK to BS 6440 by a Company with over 30 years' experience in mobility and access products and newly available to Dolphin Mobility.The Terry Lifts range of wheelchair lifts and step lifts, are a fantastic addition to our product range. Please call us on 0800 9800 126 for more details.
Newly available from Dolphin Mobility, the Terry Lifts range of wheelchair lifts and step lifts, are a fantastic addition to our product range. Please call us on 0800 9800 126 for more details.
Available to buy from Dolphin Mobility.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Travel Track offers a safe and strong temporary gantry solution and is compatible with most portable hoist carriages.Including the V3 portable hoist and the Voyager portable hoist.
Folding up into a wheeled travel case, about the size of a golf bag, the Travel Track can be easily transported, meaning that people can travel away from home without the worry of how they can transfer between their bed and wheelchair.
Travel Track can be erected by one person, simply open the case and extend the locking telescopic legs into place.
For more information visit the Dolphin Lifts site or call free on 0800 9800 126. Price shown on the website is for supply only. Installation costs available on request.
- Four-point bar.
- Wider suspension point spacing for increased sitting comfort.
- Adequate headroom.
- Made from stainless steel.
- Attached directly to the eye nut.
The loops of the slings are attached to the spreader bar.
- The curved shape provides a safe space around the user's head. The user's view is not impaired, so he or she can follow the actions of the caregiver.
- The sling loops can be attached or removed quickly and safely, which saves time and energy for caregivers.
- Two-point or four-point bars (two or four suspension points): the two-point type is often used in combination with a toilet sling, bath sling, or bath seat. The four-point bar is primarily used with a standard sling.
- A four-point bar with a standard sling provides better pressure distribution and is more comfortable thanks to the greater distance between the shoulder and leg loops.
- Three models: standard, combi, and conventional.
- With the conventional and combi models, you can quickly switch back and forth between a body support and a spreader bar.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The Handi-Move wall lift is perferct for areas where access is restricted or where a convential ceiling fixed hoist is not feasible.
By purchasing additional fixings the same wall lift can be used in different rooms.
For more information visit the Dolphin Hoists page or call free on 0800 9800 126. Price shown on the website is for supply only. Installation costs available on request.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
- Over 175 inspiring ideas for great days out across the UK
- A wide range of reviews all by disabled visitors
- Something for everyone from parks and museums to scenic journeys and more
- Detailed information on accessibility
The Guide is £6.99 (inc p&p) for all non Blue Badge holders. If you are a Blue Badge holder then the Guide is FREE
Thursday, October 08, 2009
This legislation, drafted by the European Commission (EC), would require landlords to add ramps to their properties, wherever there are steps to climb outside the building, add new, accessible washroom facilities and Landlord Assist, an organization that provides help when it comes to tenant evictions, believes that the legislation might also require the installation of very costly stair lifts.
A HOUSE to House Collection in aid of New Ross Community Hospital is to be carried out in every home in New Ross town throughout the month of October.
Following a very successful meeting in the Community Hospital on Wednesday night, a team of over 40 people have been assigned various parts of the town for this voluntary collection.
Organised by a newly established fundraising committee in New Ross Community Hospital, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the facility, all funds raised through this initiative will go towards the costly project of installing muchneeded ceiling hoists in the hospital.
'A few years ago the board of directors had investigated the possibility of installing ceiling hoists, which would greatly enhance the quality of care and respect the dignity of patients, but preliminary costings and lack of finance ruled this out. The fundraising committee which was formed in February decided to undertake raising the necessary funds to make the installation of ceiling hoists a reality,' said Frances Ryan, Chairperson of the Board of Directors.
According to Frances, it has been 20 years since New Ross Community Hospital has made a general appeal to the public for financial support.
'When we appealed to the community for assistance 20 years after the District Hospital was closed by the South Eastern Health Board in 1987 the response was magnificent. Contributions received enabled the company to equip the hospital, employ staff and get up and going. Acting on the response of the community to its closure, a company limited by guarantee was formed, the building leased by the company from the Health Board and New Ross Community Hospital became a reality when it opened in January 1989,' explained Frances. 'We are very mindful and appreciative of the very generous contributions from individuals, families, clubs, organisations, businesses, factories and companies on an ongoing basis, but we now need our wider community's help,' she said.
New Ross Community Hospital is unique as it is a registered charity managed by a voluntary board of directors and run 'by the people – for the people'
'We know many of you have already contributed and we thank you most sincerely for doing so.' added Frances.
- Elaine FURLONG
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Seat height: 508mm (20"). Seat width: 560mm (22"). Footprint: 508 x 570mm (20 x 221/2"). Weight: 6.8kg (15lbs).
Weight Limit: 165kg (26st)
Current retail price is £62.60 plus VAT and delivery. For more information please call Dolphin on 0800 9800 126.
Seat height: 483-660mm (19-26"). Seat width: 560mm (22"). Footprint: 508 x 570mm (20 x 221/2"). Weight: 9kg (20lbs).
Weight Limit: 165kg (26st)
Current price is £116.50 plus VAT and delivery. Please call Dolphin on 0800 9800 126 for more details.
Seat height: 483-660mm (19-26"). Seat width: 560mm (22"). Footprint: 508 x 570mm (20 x 221/2"). Weight: 7.8kg (17lbs).
Weight Limit: 165kg (26st)
Current price is £70 plus VAT and delivery. Please call 0800 9800 126 for more details.
Seat height: 508mm (20"). Seat width: 560mm (22"). Footprint: 508 x 570mm (20 x 221/2"). Weight: 8.8kg (19lbs).
Weight Limit: 165kg (26st)
Current retail price is £99.99 plus VAT and delivery. For more information please call Dolphin on 0800 9800 126.
Features include: 4 braked castor 5" wheels for easy manoeuvrability, detachable height adjustable footrests, comfortable polyurethane seat, with insert for easier cleansing access, polyurethane backrest and armrests for comfort and safety, lift up arms for side transfers and cleansing access, and large capacity potty with lid. Use as a shower chair, transport chair, commode or over the toilet.
Seat height: 508mm (20"). Seat to arm rest height: 97mm (3.8"). Overall width: 585mm (23". Width between arms: 495mm (19"). Overall depth: 553mm (21"). Minor assembly required.
Weight Limit: 136kg (21st)
Current retail price is £334.78 plus VAT and delivery. For more information please call Dolphin on 0800 9800 126.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
For more details on Dolphin's range of access products please call 0800 9800 126.
Monday, August 03, 2009
The price will be £5095 + delivery (and VAT if applicable)
Please note this offer is based on mail / telephone/ internet order and delivery within 100 miles of our Surrey Office.
On-site demonstrations are not included within this price. Should the lift not prove suitable upon delivery, we reserve the right to recover our transportation and labour costs.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Disabled people are barred from using parts of the rail network because of poor facilities, Ministers have been warned.
Trains which are unsuitable for wheelchairs, a lack of Braille timetables and antiquated platform designs are excluding people with disabilities, said MP Martin Linton (Lab Battersea).
He urged the Government to ensure railways were "accessible for all".
Go to the London Echo website to read the full article.
The new lift is open to the public from today, six weeks late.
Plymouth City Council blamed 'unforeseen and unresolved technical difficulties' for its failure to open the lift in time for the start of the pool's summer season.
Disabled swimmers have waited six years for permanent access to be installed at the 1933 Art Deco lido – and said earlier this month that they were not altogether surprised by the delay.
Visit http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk for the full article.
Friday, June 05, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
The Ergolift is particularly effective if space is at a premium or if it is not possible to install a ceiling mounted hoist. We have also found the lift to be a viable alternative to mobile hoists, which a lot of patients and carers find difficult to use.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Elderly people have paid out thousands of pounds after being cold-called by an organisation claiming to be linked to social and health services in Stoke-on-Trent.
Representatives are even taking pensioners directly to the bank as they look to make a sale.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council's Trading Standards department has been receiving up to three complaints a day about the company and its "aggressive" sales practices since becoming aware of the problem two weeks ago.
And it has now teamed up with Staffordshire Police and NHS North Staffordshire to warn residents they could be paying over the odds for unnecessary products.
An investigation has now been launched into the company – which has not been named at this stage by the authorities – and its practices.
Trading Standards advice manager Val Edmonds said: "We think they are moving about, but they are targeting Stoke-on-Trent at the moment."
It is believed the firm, which is not local, moves from area to area, having obtained phone contact details for vulnerable people. Last week, calls were concentrated around Bucknall, but the problem has now spread city-wide.
After phone contact is made, the caller asks questions about benefits received, if the person is living alone and sometimes claims to be acting for Social Services. Residents are then being offered a mobility assessment and a sales visit is arranged.
During that appointment, an attempt is made sell expensive and unnecessary mobility products, including stair and bath lifts.
Ms Edmonds advised people never to give out personal information over the phone and said the proper authorities will always arrange a meeting.
She added: "If a contract is signed at home, the customer has seven days in which to change their mind and have their deposit refunded. But one person was told they must not cancel or the salesman would get into trouble. People are also being given the offer of going to the bank."
Derek Pamment, associate direct of operations at NHS North Staffordshire, urged residents not to agree to any visits from these companies.
He added: "NHS staff will always show their identification badge before entering a person's home and are happy to have their identity verified."
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said the force had received a number of calls about the company.
He said: "We are working with Trading Standards officers and urge anyone who is contacted by a company offering mobility products – even if they have made an appointment – not to allow them in.
"Residents should seek support from family or neighbours and, as always when anyone calls unexpectedly, keep the chain on. If you still need help, call the police immediately."
If you have recently received a similar phone call or visit from a mobility company, you can call Stoke-on-Trent Trading Standards on (01782) 232065 or Staffordshire County Council Trading Standards on 07773 792252. Staffordshire Police's non-emergency contact number is 0300 123 4455.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Reconditioned Meditek Stairlift
Reconditioned Stannah Stairlift
Reconditioned Minivator Stairlift
The following options will incur further charges of:
Power Point - £90
Reconditoned Powered Hinge Straight - £100.00
Reconditoned Powered Swivel Straight - £50.00
For more information call Dolphin on 0800 9800 126.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
The distributor has been in operation for 12 years. It distributes a variety of non-mechanical safe patient handling and movement products. The products include ceiling lifts, floor lifts, tubs, beds and repositioning aids. Products are sold for use in institutions and homecare.
The acquisition is an arm’s length transaction. The former shareholders of the distributor have entered into employment contracts and will continue to be responsible for day-to-day operations.
Andrew A. Mclntyre, Chairman and CEO of Prism stated, "The acquisition marks another step in the strategic expansion of our geographic and institutional client base. In addition it will strengthen our management and sales team and is anticipated to be accretive to earnings in the current fiscal year."
Certain statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements. Such forwardlooking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
Prism Medical Ltd. is a provider of durable medical equipment and related services to the mobility disadvantaged in Canada, the U.S.A. and the United Kingdom. While Prism's history dates back to 1996, Prism's subsidiaries and divisions have been servicing the mobility disadvantaged since the mid 1980s in their homes, long-term care facilities and acute care facilities. Prism includes Waverley Glen and ErgoSafe Products, North America's premier lifting & handling equipment and repositioning aid manufacturer with distribution across Canada and the U.S., Westholme and Care Free Lifting & Handling, leading distributors of moving and handling products in the UK, and Freeway Health Care, a UK-based manufacturer of ceiling hoists and shower chairs. Please visit http://www.prismmedicalltd.com for more information.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The controls are simple and straightforward to use. The Oxford/Hoyer Digital Scale is powered by an inexpensive 9 volt disposable battery, which will provide approximately 3000 weighing operations before replacement will be necessary.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Three men in a boat plan to paddle more than 100 miles for charity despite the fact that none of them have any experience on the water.
Friends Cliff Elbourne, 42, Rob Hammond, 33 and Dave Simm, 26, plan to set off in a tiny Canadian canoe from Buckingham on April 25 and follow the River Great Ouse down through Bedfordshire, across The Fens and out into the North Sea through The Wash in Norfolk.
None of the men have ever stepped into a canoe before, but are willing to rough the choppy spring waters in order to raise £5,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND).
Mr Elbourne, landlord of Ye Three Fishes pub in Turvey, said: "We have no previous experience in a canoe, but we are spending the month before we set off practicing.
"It's still quite daunting, but we can all swim and we have life jackets."
The trio chose to raise money for the MND Association after their friend Colin Knight was diagnosed with the condition a few years ago.
Mr Elbourne added: "I have a very good friend in the village who has Motor Neurone Disease and it has really been brought to my attention.
"Two or three years ago before it happened to him I would not have known anything about Motor Neurone Disease so this is about raising money and awareness too.
"We are aiming for £5,000, as that would buy two stairlifts for somebody. The hardest thing is sufferers are still the same mentally but they lose mobility, which when you are used to doing something is really hard.
"This will be a task for us, but because we are physically able, we should give it a go."
The trio plan to complete the adventure in five to six days, stopping off at Ye Three Fishes on April 25 for a fundraising bon voyage party.
As well as the hog roast, live music and a raffle, the pub has organised a charity auction with lots including goodie bags from record label EMI, signed Radio 1 merchandise and Bodyflight experiences.
The canoe will also be auctioned off after the fundraising adventure is complete.
Anyone who would like to sponsor the trio can do so by visiting www.justgiving.co.uk/canoetheouse
Facts about MND:
1) MND is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones and weakens the muscles.
2) It can affect the use of your arms, legs, speech and respiratory system as bodily functions disintegrate, with the nerve cells being destroyed.
3) Approximately three people a day die of MND in the UK.
4) Approximately 5,000 individuals in the UK live with MND.
5) Approximately three people in the UK are diagnosed with MND every day.
By Paul Fisher http://www.bedfordtoday.co.uk
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
The Changing Places Consortium has launched a campaign on behalf of the thousands of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their carers, and the many other disabled people who cannot use standard accessible toilets.
They need Changing Places toilets. These are toilets with enough space for disabled people and their carers, and the right equipment, including a height adjustable changing bench and a hoist.
There are almost no public Changing Places toilets in the UK. Providing these toilets in public places would make a dramatic difference to the lives of thousands of people who desperately need these facilities. Sometimes you just need to change one thing to open up a world of possibility.
The time for change is NOW.
For more information on the campaign go to http://www.changing-places.org/
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Third mobility business acquisition solidifies position in retail
Further to the announcement on 2 March 2009, DHAIS Plc, ('DHAIS') a UK leader in the marketing and retail of hearing and mobility products, announces the completion of the acquisition of Keep Able Retail from Keep Able Limited, a national mobility centre company in administration. Keep Able Retail comprised 13 mobility centres across the UK which provided disability aids and mobility products together with home assessment services. Based in the West Midlands, Keep Able Retail also operated a relatively small online store and mail order business.
The acquisition consideration was GBP 220,390 payable in cash of which GBP161,300 was for stock.
Goodwill of GBP 19,090 was included in the acquisition price, and GBP 40,000
paid for fixtures, fittings, equipment and customer records. The funding of this acquisition was by way of existing cash reserves and was undertaken via DHAIS's wholly owned subsidiary Hearing Health and Mobility Ltd.
Keep Able Retail achieved turnover of GBP 2.8 million in the year to 30 September 2008 but suffered a loss of GBP 300k. The Directors believe that following the acquisition, a restructuring programme under the DHAIS formula will rejuvenate the business and return it to profitability.
Moreover, DHAIS is confident that through group integration this acquisition will prove to be earnings enhancing given the anticipated synergies going forward.Mark Moss, Chairman, commented: 'While DHAIS has historically operated as a freelance marketing company, we are of the opinion that our sales lead generating capabilities are well suited to the mobility and health sectors and we are actively expanding in these areas.
'Furthermore, over the past few months we have completed three acquisitions inthe retail health sector and solidified our position firmly with our hearing and mobilitycentres based throughout the UK. We are committed to building a diversified business with our focus on shareholder value.'
30 March 2009
Enquiries: DHAIS Plc 029 2066 6888
Amin Kiddy, Finance Director
Haggie Financial LLP 020 7417 8989
Nicholas Nelson/Kathy Boate
PLUS Advisor: 020 7251 3762
Alfred Henry Corporate Finance Ltd
Jon Isaacs/Nick Michaels
The Directors accept responsibility for this announcement.