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Direct Healthcare Group Expand Patient Handling Solutions and Service with Acquisition of the Lynch Healthcare Group

Direct Healthcare Group (DHG), a leading European manufacturer of pressure care, patient handling and specialist seating solutions, has acquired Lynch Healthcare Group; further expanding its patient handling portfolio. Lynch Healthcare Group, based in Sunderland, manufacture a comprehensive range of patient slings, hoisting equipment, and shower chairs, including the David Lynch Tailored range which have been … Continued

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Direct Healthcare Group Continues Its Geographic Expansion with Acquisition of Finland’s Leading Manufacturer of Pressure Care Solutions

Direct Healthcare Group (DHG), a leading European manufacturer of pressure care, patient handling and specialist seating solutions, has acquired Carital Group Oy; furthering both its geographical expansion and product solutions. The acquisition will complete at the end of October. Carital Group, based in Helsinki, Finland, manufacture a comprehensive range of pressure area care and patient … Continued

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Introducing a new clinical educational resource, Ethos Webcasts: Pressure Area Care

Increasing awareness and understanding surrounding pressure ulcer prevention and management is the principle aim for Stop The Pressure 2020, an aim Direct Healthcare Group champion to prevent this recognised patient harm. Our aim is underpinned by the introduction of a clinical educational Ethos Webcast series, providing training support and information for clinicians and healthcare providers. … Continued

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Safety Assurance for Specialist Seating and Patient Handling Assessments

As delivery in the primary care and the community begins to be restored closer to normal, pre-COVID levels, Direct Healthcare Group wish to continue to support our healthcare professionals navigate through these difficult times. To ensure that you, your clients and the Direct Healthcare Group clinical assessment team are safe, the risks of conducting a … Continued

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Direct Healthcare Group increase Safe Moving & Handling team, providing nationwide support for Occupational Therapists

Following the acquisition and integration of Handicare Patient Handling UK, Direct Healthcare Group have formed one Safe Moving & Handling team under the leadership of National Sales Manager, William Kelly, creating an enhanced customer experience and an optimised service to provide support for healthcare professionals. Through our expanded and enhanced team, we are now able to offer … Continued

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Direct Healthcare Group Sign Agreement to Acquire Handicare’s Patient Handling Division

Direct Healthcare Group (DHG) have entered into an agreement with Handicare AB to acquire Handicare’s Patient Handling division in Europe and the Rest of World markets, excluding North America. The transaction is expected to close in early May. Handicare’s Patient Handling division offers solutions to increase the independence and mobility to individuals across acute, community … Continued

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COVID-19: A Statement from Direct Healthcare Group

As a manufacturer of medical equipment provided to the NHS and Health & Social care teams, we would like to reassure you that Direct Healthcare Group (DHG) is committed to doing all we can to maintain our normal production and services during the COVID-19 outbreak. We understand that for many of our users and customers, … Continued

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Direct Healthcare Group Complete First European Acquisition with Swedish Company GATE Rehab Development AB

Following the recent secondary buyout of Direct Healthcare Group by European healthcare specialist investor ArchiMed, the company has made its first acquisition outside of the UK with the completion of Swedish rehabilitation aids specialist GATE Rehab Development AB. GATE Rehab Development AB, based in Reftele, Sweden, has extensive experience in the design and manufacture of … Continued

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How To: Using Direct Healthcare Group’s Fire Evacuation Mattress

The Dyna-Form® Mercury Fire Evac has been designed to ensure that in the unfortunate event of a fire occurring within a hospital or care facility, then each and every patient has an evacuation system within easy use reach. Designed in conjunction with NHS Innovations and together with a multi-disciplinary team of Fire Officers, Tissue Viability, … Continued

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Direct Healthcare Group Welcome New European Investors

Direct Healthcare Group (DHG) has secured new funding via a secondary buyout by European healthcare specialist investor ArchiMed. DHG is a fully integrated design and manufacturer of Class IIa medical devices focused on early mobilisation of patients in order to prevent healthcare challenges associated with non-movement. This is delivered from a range of innovative and … Continued

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Postural Seating Clinical Poster Presented at Occupational Therapy Australia’s 28th National Conference and Exhibition 2019

The benefits of specialist seating within an Australian aged care facility were reviewed by Senior Occupational Therapists Julia Salmon (HospEquip) and Madelyne Glover (Hall and Prior Aged Care Group), using Direct Healthcare Group’s Kirton seating range. The objectives were to collect qualitative data to support clinical justification required for funding and to illustrate the benefits of … Continued

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Events Directory 2019

Direct Healthcare Group are pleased to announce their Educational Events calendar for 2019. Seating Awareness Day – Kent 12/04/2019 Seating Awareness Day – Bournemouth 21/05/2019, Village Hotel Bournemouth, Deansleigh Road, Bournemouth, BH7 7DZ Seating Awareness Day – Scotland 05/06/2019 Seating Awareness Day – Brighouse 11/09/2019, Holiday Inn Leeds Brighouse, Clifton Village, HD6 4HW Seating Awareness … Continued

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Direct Healthcare Group Acquires Bariatric Rental Specialist Poshchair Medical Ltd

Direct Healthcare Group, a leading provider of bariatric rental solutions through its Nightingale bariatric care division, has completed the acquisition of Poshchair Medical Ltd. Poshchair Medical have developed a significant reputation for customer service and quality since it’s formation in 2005, particularly in the South of England. This latest transaction represents Direct Healthcare Group’s third … Continued

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Stop Pressure Ulcers Day – November 15th 2018

Direct Healthcare Group (DHG) are proudly supporting this year’s Stop Pressure Ulcers Day, which takes place on the 15th November. The Stop Pressure Ulcers Day is co-ordinated by the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) with the aim of increasing national awareness for pressure injury prevention and to educate the public on this topic. As … Continued

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Direct Healthcare Group Presented with Branded Trailer

Having recently appointed Palletways as their national palletised network supplier, Direct Healthcare Group were presented with a branded trailer. The trailer, accompanied by its Palletways Cardiff-branded Mercedes Actros Euro 6 low emission tractor unit, was revealed to the team at Direct Healthcare Group’s HQ in Caerphilly this week. Steve Blackmore, Sales Manager at Palletways Cardiff, … Continued

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