Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ceiling Hoists - Installing threaded rod video

Part 3 of our ceiling hoist installation video. The hoists shown are manufactured by BHM Medical and further product information can be found on Dolphin Mobility's ceiling hoists page.

Monday, March 22, 2010

AXS Pool Lifts

User manuals, brochures and dimensions have been updated on the Dolphin website for the AXS pool lift.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Prism Medical Ltd 2009 Results

Toronto, ON, March 11, 2010 -- Prism Medical Ltd. (“Prism” or “the Company”) (PM:TSX-VEN) today announced its results for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2009.

In 2009, revenues were $65.7 million compared to $51.9 million in 2008. Sales in North America increased $9,374 or 43% to $31.1 million driven by increased sales in both the United States and Canada. The increase in U.S. sales was caused by market share gains on traditional products and channel and driven by direct sales efforts. The increase in Canada was driven by strong institutional demand for our products partially supported by government funding. In addition, the UK experienced a sales increase of 27% in British Pound Sterling (GBP) as they continued to expand into new geographies, however due to the decline of the GBP relative to the Canadian dollar sales actually increased by 15%.

In 2009, gross profit increased $6.0 million (26%) over 2008 driven by the sales increase made by the Company owned network of dealers and direct sales staff. Selling, general and administration expenses increased $4.9 million (35%) primarily as a result of incorporating the operating costs of new acquisitions and infrastructure costs within the U.S.

Andrew McIntyre, Chairman and CEO of Prism stated “2009 was a year of growth with significant gains in the United States and continued growth in the UK. Net income was $4,584 or $0.66 per share on a fully diluted basis as compared to $4,527 or $0.67 per share in fiscal 2008.

Prism Medical Ltd. is a provider of durable medical equipment and related services to the mobility disadvantaged in Canada, the USA 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 Systems, North America’s premier lifting, handling and repositioning aid manufacturer with distribution across Canada and the US; Patient Lifts of New England and Access Solutions with distribution across the northeastern USA; Westholme, Care Free Lifting & Handling, Test Valley Mobility, Saluss, Liftech and Assured Patient Lifts, leading distributors of moving and handling products in the UK; and Freeway Health Care, a UK-based manufacturer of ceiling hoists and shower chairs.

Forward-looking Information
Certain statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking 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.

William G. Edwards
Chief Financial Officer
Prism Medical Ltd
Toronto, Ontario
T: 416-260-2145
F: 416-260-9195

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Oxford Hoists

Oxford Hoists, formally a division of Sunrise Medical, are now a trading division of Joerns Healthcare. This division specialises in patient handling and includes products such as ceiling track hoists, portable hoists and swimming pool lifts. 

Need to know which type of hoist is right for you?
Disabled Patient Hoists Explained
Ceiling Mounted Hoists Guide

Ceiling Mounted Hoists

Mounting the hoist to the ceiling is usually the preferred method of installation when considering the manual handling of a patient or disabled person. A ceiling mounted hoist has several advantages over alternative lifting methods.

  • A ceiling hoist takes up no floor space

  • The user can operate independently

  • Permanently fixed hoist and portable hoists available on ceiling mounted tracks

  • Does not require 2 carers to operate, as is currently recommended when using mobile floor hoists

  • The ceiling hoist track can travel from room to room

  • The portable hoist is easily detached for use on tracking installed in other rooms

  • Click the following link for a guide to ceiling mounted hoists.

    Wednesday, March 03, 2010

    Tuesday, March 02, 2010

    Tenor Bariatric Patient Hoist

    Battery-operated height-adjustable sling lift.
    • Safe working load of 704 lbs (320 kg)
    • 2 x batteries and charger as standard
    • 4-point hook spreader bar for use with bariatric loop sling range
    • A service indicator measures in hours to give accurate usage, indicating service intervals
    • Battery discharge indicator with coloured display to indicate the power remaining in the battery
    • Audible warning signal to indicate that the battery requires changing to the second battery
    • Handset to provide complete control when working closer with residents
    Bariatric sling range:
    • Bariatric M
    • Bariatric L
    • Bariatric XL
    • Bariatric XXL
    To download a brochure for the Tenor bariatric patient hoist, please click the following link:

    Tenor Bariatric Hoist Brochure

    To watch a video of the hoist in action, please click the following link:

    Tenor Bariatric Patient Hoist Video

      Tenor Hoist - Space Requirements

      Technical Information
      • Safe working load: 320 kg (704 lbs.)
      • Weight - incl. battery: 63 kg (138 lbs.)
      • Battery capacity: 24 V 4 Ah
      • Protection class: IPX4 (lifter)
      • Protection class: IP67 (handset)Scale
      • Power supply
      • Battery life: approx. 3000 readings
      • Dual operating controls on handset and mast
      • Anti-crush mechanism