Limerston Capital has acquired Prism Medical UK (Prism) from LDC. Prism specialises in moving, handling and bathing equipment for elderly, disabled and mobility disadvantaged clients.

Prism supports customers in a range of care environments, such as schools, hospitals and care homes, and provides a full-service that includes the design, installation and servicing of its equipment across the homecare, long-term and acute care markets.

Prism operates from eight UK locations, employs circa 450 highly skilled staff delivering a portfolio of 180 products, driving growth in the GBP600m UK market and a number of international markets including China and Australia.

Stuart Meldrum, CEO of Prism Medical UK, says: “Limerston Capital’s depth of team, skills and their commitment to supporting Prism Medical convinced us that they are the ideal partners for this exciting next stage in the company’s development. We see a range of opportunities to build on our success by expanding our product and geographic coverage both here in the UK and internationally.”

Joao Rosa, Founding Partner of Limerston Capital, says: “We have been following the sector for some years and identified Prism as a particularly interesting investment opportunity. We are excited to be working with Stuart and his team who have demonstrated their ability to produce success with Prism’s high skilled employees delivering top quality products and customer service. Limerston is looking to support the management team’s ambitious plans for growth both organic and through acquisitions”.

Limerston Capital was advised by PwC, Linklaters LLP and GK Strategy. LDC was advised by Clearwater International.

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Prism Medical are at the OT Show, Birmingham NEC.

Join the team for new product demonstrations and don’t miss the on-stand education sessions for tips and tricks from our expert HME trainers on using moving and handling equipment to enable your patients.

The Prism Medical UK Stand at F30 at The OT Show

New products at this year’s show include:

This year’s educational theme is ‘Solutions for Enablement’. Sessions will be live at:

  • 11am (on stand): Using stand aid & transfer solutions to enable individuals with FIM+FAM scores of 2 to 6.
  • 2pm (on stand): Using bed management solutions to enable individuals with FIM+FAM scores of 1 to 4

Jane Lawrence from HME Training will also be delivering seminars in the Showcase Theatre with @Smirthwaite on the following subject;

Specialist Children’s Seating-do you consider manual handling?

  • 3:50pm Wednesday in the Showcase Theatre.
  • 10:15am Thursday in the Showcase Theatre.

 

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Moving, handling and bathing specialist Prism Medical UK has announced the launch of two products which form part of the moving and handling product portfolio.

Introducing the Freeway Raiser and Freeway Bed Management System. Both products are designed and manufactured in the UK to the highest standard and quality, synonymous with our Freeway brand. Their robust quality and ergonomic design features makes them perfect for use in the community or nursing environments.
The Freeway Raiser is a sit to stand platform, which is designed to provide an active, safe and comfortable transfer of the user. It is ideal for short distance transfers, such as to/from bed to chair.

Its versatility allows use with wheelchairs, toilet and shower chairs.

Freeway Raiser with Ladder Strap in use

 

Key Benefits and features
• Maximum user weight: 160 kg (25 stone)
• Lightweight and easy to manouvre
• Padded leg support for added comfort
• Multiple grip options for both user and carer
• Raiser Strap and Safety Belt available to enable a carer to assist
• a user to their feet
• Independent locking rear brakes
• Unique handle mechanism provides further security and safety of belt fastening

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Freeway Bed Management System provides an easy to use, low friction solution for patients who require frequent repositioning.
The Freeway Bed Management System consists of two separate units – a nylon, water resistant under sheet with wide non-slip sides, and a fully breathable, water proof, quilted polyester soft-shell top sheet.

It provides ease of use by carers, and forms an ideal bed solution as part of a single handed care package.
Also available is the Freeway Support Wedge which provides a firm support for a patient in bed and helps them remain in a required position.

 

 

Freeway Bed Management System System - with patient and carer

Key Benefits and Features
• Provides comfort for patients
• Minimal effort from carers
• Ideal for use by a single carer
• Works easily with four section profiling beds
• Can be used on a pressure care mattress
• Can also be used with a hoist to assist turning
• Dimensions: 140 × 200 cm
• Maximum user weight: 200 kg

 

Prism Medical UK, Sales Director, Tom Reaney added: “The Freeway Raiser Freeway Bed Management System are further examples of our ongoing commitment to our customers, in striving to provide the very best in quality, safety and comfort.
Carrying the quality which is synonymous with the Freeway brand, we’re confident that these pioneering products will
become an integral part of the moving and handling equipment required in care homes, hospitals, specialist schools
and the home”.

For more information call 01924 840 100

Or visit www.prismmedical.co.uk

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Prism Medical UK were once again involved in an episode of DIY SOS: The Big Build, broadcast on Wednesday 1st February 2017 at 9:00pm on BBC1.

Alongside Nick Knowles, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and his team, Prism helped to totally transform the family home of 18-year old Antonia Payne-Cheney.

Until the age of 14, Antonia was a healthy, normal and very active teenage girl. However, her health took a shocking turn. She began to feel very tired and had no energy at all. Gradually she became more and more exhausted and began to fall unconscious regularly.

As a result, Antonia was hospitalised and after many blood tests, was diagnosed with a connective tissue disorder, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Caused by a lack of collagen in the body. Ehlers-Danlos also causes problems with the digestive system meaning that Antonia is now no longer able to eat normally and is fed through a line directly in to her heart. An additional devastating facet of Ehlers-Danlos is a condition called POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) which causes Antonia to collapse and lose consciousness whenever she tries to stand and sometimes even sit upright, meaning that she cannot even wash herself without help.

Antonia’s POTS means that she must use a specially adapted wheelchair which keeps her legs elevated, preventing her from losing consciousness. The family home and garden wasn’t adjusted to Antonia’s needs, in terms of the lack of space and there not being a constant supply of oxygen, which was causing a real strain for all the family having to survive on camp beds in her hospital ward.

The DIY SOS team, alongside many volunteers and with the help of Prism Medical UK made a whole range of building adjustments and changes to help improve their living space, indoors and outdoors.

 

 

Brian Ruttle, Group Technical Support Manager, Prism Medical UK, was able to assist and advise the DIY SOS team on the installation and capabilities of the ceiling track hoist system, and stated: ‘Prism Medical UK were delighted to donate and install two Freeway TransactiveXtra ceiling track hoist H- systems H-system and one straight track hoist throughout the house. The systems will really contribute to Antonia’s care, comfort and quality of life and we are delighted to aid in beginning Antonia’s new life at home.’

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Moving, handling and bathing specialist Prism Medical UK has announced the launch of two products which form part of the moving and handling product portfolio – the Freeway Raiser and Freeway Bed Management System. Both products are designed and manufactured in the UK to the highest standard and quality, synonymous with our Freeway brand. Their robust quality and ergonomic design features makes them perfect for use in the community or nursing environments.

The Freeway Raiser is a sit to stand platform, which Freeway Raiser with Ladder Belt in useis designed to provide an active, safe and comfortable transfer of the user. It is ideal for short distance transfers, such as to/from bed to chair.
Its versatility allows use with wheelchairs, toilet and shower chairs.

Key Benefits and features

• Maximum user weight: 160 kg (25 stone)
• Lightweight and easy to manoeuvre
• Padded leg support for added comfort
• Multiple grip options for both user and carer
• Raiser Strap and Safety Belt available to enable a carer to assist a user to their feet
• Independent locking rear brakes
• Unique handle mechanism provides further security and safety of belt fastening

 

 

The Freeway Bed Management System

The Freeway Bed Management System provides an easy to use, low friction solution for patients who require frequent re-positioning.
The Freeway Bed Management System consists of two separate units –
a nylon, water resistant under sheet with wide non-slip sides, and a fully breathable, water proof, quilted polyester soft-shell top sheet.
It provides ease of use by carers, and forms an ideal bed solution as part of a single handed care package.
Also available is the Freeway Support Wedge which provides a firm support for a patient in bed and helps them remain in a required position.

Key Benefits and FeaturesFreeway Bed Management System

• Provides comfort for patients
• Minimal effort from carers
• Ideal for use by a single carer
• Works easily with four section profiling beds
• Can be used on a pressure care mattress
• Can also be used with a hoist to assist turning
• Dimensions:140cm × 200cm
• Maximum user weight: 200kg

 

 

Prism Medical UK, Sales Director, Tom Reaney added: “The Freeway Raiser and Freeway Bed Management System are further examples of our ongoing commitment to our customers, in striving to provide the very best in quality, safety and comfort. Carrying the quality which is synonymous with the Freeway brand, we’re confident that these pioneering products will become an integral part of the moving and handling equipment required in care homes, hospitals, specialist schools and the home”.

For more information call 01924 840 100

 

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Prism Medical UK is to be the shirt sponsor of the Yorkshire Lions Wheelchair Rugby Team the 2016/17 season.
After the Lions successful season last year and their promotion to Division 2, Prism are delighted to continue the shirt sponsorship for another season. The partnership has proved highly successful due to the nature of the solutions offered by both organisations, the mutual growth expected in the next 12 months and the companies’ local proximity to ‘The Lions’ base at the Yorkshire Regional Spinal Injuries Centre in Pinderfields Hospital

The season is already underway and the Yorkshire Lions are hoping to emulate their winning performance and gritty determination of last year.

Commenting on the re-sponsorship, Kevan Baker, Yorkshire Lions Wheelchair Rugby Team Manager said: “After an excellent first season in the National League the Yorkshire Lions were promoted from Division 3 to Division 2 and this is in part as a result of the wonderful sponsorship they receive from Prism Medical UK. It simply would not have been possible without the support. Now the Lions are ready to take on Division 2 and we are so pleased that Prism Medical UK have agreed to sponsor for a second year and we are proud to be associated with the Company. Thank you Prism for your ongoing support.”

Sean Spencer, Sales Director, Prism Medical UK added: “I am delighted that we were given another opportunity to sponsor the Yorkshire Lions Wheel Chair Rugby Team. This is at the very heart of what we do and we’re proud to continue our support. Their stunning achievements last season were truly deserved. Everyone at Prism Medical UK wishes them well for the season ahead”

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Prism Medical UK were once again involved in an episode of DIY SOS: The Big Build, broadcast on 29th September at 8:00pm on BBC1.

Alongside Nick Knowles and his team, Prism helped to totally transform the family home of Rachel and Andy Smith, from Derby.

Rachel and Andy’s son Isaac suffered severe brain damage during childbirth. As a result, Isaac has life limiting cerebral palsy, and is totally blind.

The family home and garden wasn’t adjusted to Isaac’s needs, causing a real strain for all the family.

The DIY SOS team, alongside many volunteers and with the help of Prism Medical UK made a whole range of building adjustments and changes to help improve their living space, indoors and outdoors.

Prism were delighted to donate and install a Freeway TransactiveXtra ceiling track hoist system in Isaac’s bedroom and wet room. The family garden also took a dramatic transformation through a sensory landscape design and the construction of therapy hut, complete with hot tub. Prism also installed a ceiling track hoist system in the therapy hut. Both systems will really contribute to Isaac’s care, comfort and quality of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Ruttle, Group Technical Support Manger, Prism Medical UK, was able to assist and advise the DIY SOS team on the installation and capabilities of the ceiling track hoist system, and stated:

‘Our goal at Prism is to help people transform their lives, through the moving, handling and bathing solutions we manufacture and supply, and we are very privileged to have been involved and support the DIY SOS team throughout the build. Knowing we have made a difference to help Rachel and Andy, give Isaac the best possible life, is such rewarding experience, not only for those involved in the project, but for everyone at Prism Medical UK’.

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Moving, handling and bathing specialist Prism Medical UK has today announced the launch of two new products within their Mackworth brand portfolio – the Mackworth SA160E and the Mackworth TA180.
Designed and manufactured at Prism’s North Wales factory, both products aim to provide an innovative solution to clients’ mobile hoisting and transfer options whilst at the same time reducing their costs.

Mackwort_SA160E

 

The Mackworth SA160EMackworth SA160E offers a highly economical stand aid solution.
Produced to the same cost effective manufacturing process of the Mackworth hoist range, providing a robust unit with no compromise on quality.
Offers true value-for-money.

Key Benefits and Features:
• A cost effective solution for the budget conscious
• Accommodates the support and comfort needs of the client
• Maximum weight capacity – 160kg

Mackwort_TA180

 

The Mackworth TA180 is a transfer support unit which encourages more mobile clients to stand un-assisted.

Mackworth TA180The versatility of the Mackworth TA180 allows for ease of use in a variety of care and health environments.

Key Benefits and Features:
• Provides easy transportation to the bathroom and toilet
• Offers a suitable alternative to a wheelchair
• Allows for greater interaction between user and carer
• Padded knee support for extra comfort
• Maximum weight capacity – 180kg

 

 

 

 

Both ranges come complete with manual leg opening and a one year warranty.

Prism Medical UK Sales Director, Tom Reaney was extremely positive about the launch of the new Mackworth SA160E and TA180. He added: “Many of our customers are experiencing tighter budgetary constraints than at any time I can remember and this is something we are continually looking to address. We feel the new Mackworth SA160E and TA180 will go some way to saving healthcare organisations significant amounts of money, whilst maintaining robust quality standards expected by our customers”.

 

For more information call 01924 840100

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Moving, handling and bathing specialist Prism Medical UK has announced the launch of a new and pioneering Falls Recovery Sling.

The Freeway Falls Recovery Sling allows carers to safely transfer a person who needs assistance immediately after a fall.

Manufactured from low friction material, the sling allows secure moving and sliding of an individual, so they can be comfortably transferred from the floor to a bed or chair.

The Freeway Falls Recovery Sling is incredibly strong and has a maximum weight capacity of 200kg. (31.5 stone). The versatile design makes it suitable for both adults and children.

How the Freeway Falls Recovery Sling works:

The Freeway Falls Recovery Sling allows for the fallen person to be rolled onto the sling whilst in a lying position.

Once moved onto to the sling, the carer can easily slide the person to a more open area if required, for the suitable positioning of a hoist.

The person can then be safely hoisted up off the floor and transferred with comfort and ease into a chair or bed.

Freeway Falls Recovery Sling     Freeway Falls Recovery Sling   Freeway Falls Recovery Sling   Freeway Falls Recovery Sling

 

Additional benefits and features:

  • The sling is machine washable, with space saving storage and integral carry bag.
  • To allow for easy use by qualified carers, the Freeway Recovery Sling comes with a step by step pictorial guide.

 

More information on the Freeway Falls Recovery Sling can be found here

Or call our friendly team on 0845 409 2000

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Prism Medical UK RIBA Approved CPD Seminar

 

Prism Medical UK is delighted to announce that they are now accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to deliver the CPD seminar, Overhead Ceiling Hoist Systems. Creating The Right Environment’

RIBA Approved CPD SeminarThis seminar looks at the way the working and living environments for care givers and end users in care homes, hospitals and domestic situations can be influenced by considering overhead ceiling hoist systems, implemented through effectively designed layouts.

Utilising animation and video footage, the seminar explores different ceiling track layouts, outlining pros and cons for each scenario, and ultimately provides a thorough understanding of how to approach and apply different solutions.

Andrew Harris, Major Projects and Long Term Care Manager, Prism Medical UK stated:

‘The Major Projects Team work with architects, construction companies and contractors throughout the UK on a multitude of building projects, from new hospital builds to care homes refurbishments. With RIBA approved CPD material, this provides an even greater opportunity to work with building and design professionals to help enhance their skills and ensure they gain up-to-date knowledge in the application and use of ceiling track hoist systems.’

Book a seminar

The Overhead Ceiling Hoist Systems. Creating The RIght Environment seminar is free of charge and can be delivered directly to any architects or construction professionals within the UK, at an office or location of choice. Alternatively, Prism has a purpose built training room at their Wakefield headquarters.

For information and bookings call 0845 409 2000

Or email:  major.projects@prismmedical.co.uk

 

 

 

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