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Lease or purchase the Mobilise® CH5 or CH4?
Here at Caremed Alrick we offer both options, and whilst purchasing has always been the traditional route, leasing is ever popular in many NHS and private hospital settings. The benefits of leasing equipment Speed Sometimes the process of finding the...
Top 5 benefits of the Mobilise® CH5 for acute care
Our new Mobilise® CH5 has lots of features you would expect to find on an early mobilisation multifunctional chair.  Here we have quickly highlighted the essential top 5 for acute care wards. 1. Simple pat slides with 100% layflat option...
The best care chairs available from Caremed
We term care chairs as chairs that can be used for long or short term care of patients or residents.  These can be multifunctional or static chairs and how good they are really depends on the patient or residents individual...
5 key advantages of ultra-low profile beds
Used in both care home settings and hospital trusts, a profiling bed is one which is sectioned – allowing the head rest or legrest to be moved independently.  Our range of electric profiling beds are popular and most are ultra...
What is early mobilisation and what does it mean?
Early mobilization is a term used for the use of physical activity, and is encouraged from as early as day 2-5 after the onset of critical illness, injury or post-surgery where possible. The benefits of early mobilisation The benefits can...
A change of scenery - from critical care to the café or the garden
Critical illness can be isolating and disorienting and often, professionals working in these environments are very keen to move patients off the unit for a short time, to offer a change of scenery. However, it can be difficult with the...
Bed mover trolley - made in the UK
The Bed Mover Trolley from Caremed Alrick is a handy way to move profiling beds when there are obstacles such as narrow doorways, corridors or confined spaces. Save your technicians and housekeeping staff time, our bed carrier trolley provides a...
Choosing the right pressure care mattress for your resident
PRESSURE CARE MATTRESSES Here at Caremed Alrick, we supply a comprehensive mattress range.  It can be a complex task to select which mattress is most suitable for which resident / patient, so the mattress flowchart below should help.  If the...
Modsel – ideally suited as both a procedure & triage chair

Our new Modsel recliner multipurpose chair is being trialled within both day surgery and ED departments.  Why?  Because it has features that benefit both environments.

Sling selection guide
We offer a large range of slings, from basic to custom-made specialist slings.  When looking at all that we have to offer, this can be a little bit baffling, so we have made it easier with a diagram which we...
Nurse call integration, or standalone?
The seat sensor is a flexible sensor pad for use on static chairs and wheelchairs, and can be carefully positioned to provide the earliest possible warning that chair exit is imminent. Two examples of how a wireless seat sensor can...
The Caremed repair shop
We regularly repair and service equipment for our customers, and its an important part of what we do.
Top 5 advantages of wireless fall sensors
We regularly demonstrate in person and via zoom the significant advantages of wireless fall sensors; (view one here) and it’s a favourite demo - the advantages really are numerous.  Avoid hazards and positioning near plugs With no wires there are no...
Why hire healthcare equipment?
Many hospitals, both private and NHS run, regularly hire / lease healthcare equipment and when you consider the benefits, it seems a perfect solution. 1. Access to the latest equipment without having a large one-off payment If you have a...
Multi-Purpose Medical Chairs - Saving Space, Time and Back Injuries
Multifunctional chairs, designed for hospitals, have the potential to ease the workload for busy acute care staff as well as other significant benefits. In this short guide, we are going to look at two types of chairs: Multifunctional chairs for...
What are common issues with floor level profiling beds?
If you’re considering purchasing floor level beds for your organisation, you may be wondering what potential problems there are with these types of medical furniture. The types of problems that can occur depend on a few factors: Will they be moved...
What happens in a medical equipment demo? FAQ's
Who should attend? A medical equipment demo should include any staff that will be involved in the equipment purchase and ongoing usage, such as manual handling / back care / ergonomics, ward staff, physio's, OT's. How long does it take? A demo is...
Warranty on medical equipment - how it works
Medical equipment warranties provide peace of mind to healthcare professionals and carers who are using equipment daily in busy hospitals and we offer a simple explainer below as to what they do and don't cover, and how they work. Warranty...
Save time, space and transfers with a Procedure Chair
With time and space being at a premium in busy hospital departments, every minute and millimetre counts. Multi-purpose stretchers and trolleys Within fast-track areas of the hospital such as Emergency Department (or Accident and Emergency depending on nomenclature), Day Surgery,...
Bariatric Portering Chairs - a desktop market comparison
If you are considering purchasing bariatric portering chairs to facilitate the movement of larger patients throughout hospital sites, we provide a brief overview and market comparison here. Hospital portering teams provide invaluable support to their organisations departments, colleagues and patients,...
The top 8 reasons that medical equipment maintenance matters
At a time when budgets are under pressure, does it make sense to save money by minimising the maintenance of medical equipment, or should care homes and hospitals invest in this provision? We explore eight reasons why it makes sense to...