Prism Medical Acquires Harvest Healthcare.

Harvest Healthcare Ltd (Harvest) has been acquired by moving, handling and bathing specialist Prism Medical UK Ltd (Prism).

Harvest is an established provider of pressure area care and moving & handling products based in Rotherham, UK. Harvest has an excellent reputation for its national services and has a strong customer base of Long Term Care companies and Local Authorities. The combined Prism-Harvest range of products and services will allow both companies to provide an even broader value add offering to its customers. Harvest will continue to operate as a stand alone company, within the Prism Group. The acquisition of Harvest expands the Group’s offering to cover pressure area care, moving & handling and accessibility products and services, substantially increasing the Group’s reach in care homes, hospitals and the community.

Neil Davis, Managing Director of Harvest; “I am proud to have the opportunity to lead Harvest forward into this exciting new era, and to continue the positive development of our company. Our focus will always be to work in long-term partnerships with our customers and suppliers, to support the delivery of exceptional resident and patient care, at an affordable price, and to try to make everyone’s lives a little easier. I really enjoy working with the fantastic people in this industry, and am very happy that our new ownership structure will help us to continue our successful growth, to the shared benefit of our customers, our staff, and our supply chain partners.”

Stuart Meldrum, Chief Executive of Prism Medical said: ““I am delighted that Harvest have joined the Prism Group. Neil and the team have always focussed on providing the best service to their customers and with Neil continuing as Managing Director of Harvest this focus will continue into the future. Together we can provide even more value to our customers”

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Prism Medical Acquires Care-Ability Healthcare.

County Durham-based Care-Ability Healthcare Ltd (Care-Ability) has been acquired by moving, handling and bathing specialist Prism Medical UK Ltd.

Care-ability is an established moving and handling product and services provider based in Washington, County Durham. Care-ability manufacture a range of quality sling products along with delivering installation and service support and has built up an excellent reputation for both the products and after-sales support they offer to customers including the NHS and Local Authorities.

The acquisition increases Prism Medical’s product and service offering along with increasing the UK manufacturing footprint and brings expert knowledge and skills to its customer base particularly in the North East of England.

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Prism Medical Acquires Assured Healthcare Scotland to expand its reach.

Stirling-based Assured Healthcare (Scotland) Ltd, has been acquired by moving, handling and bathing specialist Prism Medical UK Ltd.

Assured Healthcare (Scotland) Ltd, is an established and trusted supplier to the healthcare sector with over 20 years’ experience in the installation, servicing and repair of patient lifting and bathing equipment. Having worked closely with the health service, local councils and care homes, Assured have earned a reputation for providing a high quality service and exceptional customer care. With their expert advice and recommendations they provide a value added offering to their customer base.

The acquisition increases Prism Medical’s service offering in the UK and brings with it expert knowledge and skills to its existing customer base as well as offering a value proposition to new customers.

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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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A huge thank you to all the Occupational Therapists who visited the OT Show, it was great to see everyone. The show proved to be very busy with lots of interest shown on our Moving and Handling products and Single Handed Care. We will now be following up on all enquiries so we will be in touch soon. It’s already been a busy and exciting year at Prism Medical. We have strengthened our regional OT support centres with new dedicated training facilities and extra qualified assessors and sales support staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you wish to enquire about any of the products which we showcased at OT Show or you would like a free assessment or product demonstration, please contact us via email [email protected] or call us on 01924 840 100.

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Join us for an interactive day where we’ll demonstrate the practical solutions to Single Handed Care, using the latest moving and handling equipment.
We’ll also provide expert advice as to how this can be applied to your setting and clients.
Our practical, hands-on workshop is CPD Certified and will include the following sessions:
• Single Handed Care dealing with dementia and challenging behaviour
• Single Handed Care transfers for adults
• Single Handed Care approaches for plus size clients
The workshop is ideal for those requiring an introduction to Single Handed
Care or who want to enhance their existing programmes.

Free lunch and free parking provided!

Places are limited- so please secure your place by registering in advance by clicking this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-single-handed-care-everyday-care-registration-38078187885?err=29

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Introducing the new Mackworth Essentials sling range

Reduce costs without compromising on quality

We’re proud to launch a new range of high quality moving and handling slings to assist our high volume customers drive down costs on ‘essential’ equipment.

The new Mackworth Essentials slings from Prism Medical UK are available to purchase in mixed packs of 10 and represent the greatest value option available to the market.

The range consists of the two ‘Essential’ slings required for the everyday moving and handling of people in safety and comfort, Universal and Toileting. They are both available in small, medium and large sizes (Universal Slings are now also available in Junior and Extra Large sizes).

They benefit from the same rigorous ergonomic design procedures and quality checks as our other trusted Mackworth slings and are constructed from high quality quilted polyester material.

We are able to offer these high quality products to you at a significantly reduced price, compared to other Mackworth lines, as they are stripped down to their essential components to reduce cost and manufacturing complexity.

Features:

  • Greatest value available without compromising on quality
  • Available in small, medium and large (junior and extra large on Universal models are also available)
  • Only essential features and components are included to minimise cost

High quality quilted polyester construction

  • Manufactured in the UK

*Price dependent on order quantity and content mix. Minimum pack size of 10.

Mackworth Essentials Universal SlingMackworth Essentials Toileting Sling

For more information call 0800 779 7218 or
email [email protected]

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We are delighted to announce the launch of Prism Medical’s ‘South Regional Service Centre’ on 1st May

It’s always exciting to announce new services that benefit our valued customers; so it’s great to announce the launch of our Prism South Regional Service Centre in Winchester.

Prism South Team from the left: Steve Lucas Senior Assessor, Elaine Butler Key Accounts, Alasdair Holdsworth Service Performance Manager, Stacy Thornton Assessor Scheduler, Pete Davis Senior Assessor, Lynne Betts General Manager, Molly Deacon Installation Scheduler and Kevin Forge Warehouse Operative.

Prism Medical are proud to support a great many customers and local authorities in the South of England, and we have improved our Winchester facilities in order to enhance our service offering in the region.

Fully stocked training facility with bed, mobile hoist, ceiling track hoist, slings, stand aids, stairlift and through floor lift

It’s now easier and more convenient than ever for our clients to call in for a product demonstration, consultation, or chat and as we are acutely aware that a lot of our Care Providers that provide care in the community have limited training facilities – we also have a fully stocked training room facility and free meeting room space to offer.

New BDM Toby Lee with Regional Sales Manager Bev Robinson

At our Prism South Regional Centre, we have an experienced and qualified team who provide sound advice, technical support, and information around our extensive product range and training courses.

Bookable meeting room facility for you and your colleagues to use

The new facility is accessible for free to all our customers to take advantage of. This could be anything from assessing a sling to trying a stairlift, accommodating a team of care professionals or a private client. The centre can provide a storage facility for our customers that are working with recycling of equipment in our large warehouse.

London Team – BDM Geoff Lynch with assessors Dean Nelson and Tim Softly

Our Training/Product facility can be used by our customers when we are staging a product day, specific tailored Moving & Handling session or if they want to use our training room to conduct team meetings and have access to our equipment.

Functional bathroom and training facility with toilet, portable track hoist, changing bench and shower chair

The meeting room is ideal for any internal or external meetings, it comfortably accommodates between 6-12 people, has PowerPoint facility and refreshments can also be provided. Our Care Professionals and OTs can use this facility from just an hour or up to a full day at any one time. This facility is ideal to conduct CPD sessions whether they personally set the agenda content of session or utilise one of the Moving and Handling expert from HME Training. They could also accompany their Service Users to have individual assessment on site and book one of the experienced assessors.

South West assessor Andrew Legg and Neil Millin Major Project Manager South

Overall, the whole team is delighted to be involved in such exciting times and looking forward to ensuring 2018 will be a great year for us all.

Underpinning these exciting changes, our company vision remains the same, to transform the quality of life of people with health and mobility conditions by providing superior product solutions with exceptional levels of service, becoming the first choice supplier for home and long term care clients. Our customers are at the centre of what we do and we will continue to deliver with competence and finesse.

For enquiries on this exciting launch, or to take advantage of the new facilities please contact the Prism Medical South team on 01962 813351 or email [email protected]

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