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Direct Healthcare Group Acquires Market Leader Qbitus Products

Direct Healthcare Group (DHG), a leading manufacturer of pressure care solutions, has completed the acquisition of Qbitus Products. Qbitus was founded more than thirty years ago and has built a formidable reputation as the number one supplier of bespoke, pressure relieving cushions to the NHS and Wheelchair Services. This latest bolt-on represents Direct Healthcare Group’s … Continued

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Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day – November 16th 2017

Direct Healthcare Group (DHG) are proudly supporting this year’s Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day, which takes place on the 16th November. The Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention 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 … Continued

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Direct Healthcare Group Wins Medical, Life Sciences & Healthcare Award

Direct Healthcare Group (DHG) has been awarded the Medical, Life Sciences & Healthcare Award at the Insider Made in Wales Awards 2017. The award is in recognition of DHG’s continued approach to providing innovative solutions and processes that impact the care giver and patient, to ultimately exceed their needs. Recent innovations include the Mercury Advance … Continued

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Intelligent™ Academy Education Series

September sees the first event in Direct Healthcare Group’s Intelligent Academy™ Education Series taking place, with a Plus Size Care Management Masterclass scheduled for the 11th and 12th. The event, led by two of the UK’s leading clinical specialists in bariatric and pressure care management, is a comprehensive and practical two day course enabling delegates … Continued

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Direct Healthcare Group grows with new acquisition

Direct Healthcare Group (“DHG”) has completed the acquisition of Kirton Healthcare, the UK’s leading manufacturer of specialist seating products. Based in Caerphilly, DHG specialises in the development of clinically effective solutions for harm-free patient care. With 190 employees and turnover of £21m, the group consists of award-winning pressure area care business Direct Healthcare Services and … Continued

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Direct Healthcare Services achieves Investors In People Gold Accreditation

Caerphilly-based Direct Healthcare Services has been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their continuing commitment to high performance through good people management. Originally awarded the accreditation in 2014, following a recent assessment the company has achieved the standard at Gold level. Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining … Continued

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Direct Healthcare Services presented with Queen’s Award for Innovation

Direct Healthcare Services (DHS), has been presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise and Innovation – the highest official UK honour for British businesses. The award for the company was first announced last April. HM The Queen’s representative, The Lord Lieutenant of Gwent Brigadier Robert Aitken, presented the company with its award on Tuesday, February 14 … Continued

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Advances in Pressure-Relieving Surfaces Webcast Now Available On Demand

The Wounds International webcast Advances in pressure-relieving surfaces – a new care delivery model is now available to view on demand. This webcast is chaired by Professor Keith Harding (UK) and includes two key presentations from Jacqui Fletcher and Matt Tite. Hear from two leading clinical experts as they explore the impact of advances in pressure ulcer prevention. Matt Tite, … Continued

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Achieving a Step Change in Pressure Ulcer Reduction

Advances in Pressure-relieving Surfaces – A new care delivery model Real-world data has shown a 56% reduction in pressure ulcer occurrence resulting from the use of an innovative pressure-relieving surface. Hear from leading clinical experts as they discuss the impact of these advances on prevention and improved patient outcomes. Broadcasting on 24 November 2016 at … Continued

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56% PU Reduction: Wounds UK Publish Large Scale Hybrid Evaluation

A large scale, multi-site evaluation on the implementation of hybrid support surfaces has established ‘real world’ evidence of their impact on pressure ulcer prevention. The evaluation, which examines the implementation of 4,230 hybrid mattresses across 8 NHS Trust Sites, revealed: · 56% reduction in PU occurrence related to getting patients on the right support surface … Continued

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Innovative New Microclimate Cover Fabric

Dyna-Form® Vapour-Flow™ is a mattress cover fabric designed to support improved microclimate management. With a significantly higher MVTR* than standard cover fabrics, Dyna-Form® Vapour-Flow™ utilises our most advanced moisture vapour transfer technologies. Dyna-Form® Vapour-Flow™ has been designed specifically for medical mattress applications in collaboration with Dartex Coatings, world leaders in medical support surface fabrics. Microclimate management at the … Continued

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Intelligent Pressure Care Management wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

Direct Healthcare Services has earned royal recognition with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for our Intelligent Pressure Care Management solution. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the highest official UK award for British businesses. To win, businesses have to demonstrate outstanding commercial success and a unique approach to a new invention, service or … Continued

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Support Surfaces Webcast Now Available On Demand

The Wounds International webcast Real-world solutions for pressure ulcer prevention: Optimising the role of support surfaces is now available to view on demand. This recent webcast event focused on the important role of support surfaces in global efforts to reduce pressure ulcer incidence. Since most pressure ulcers are preventable, and resources are becoming more constrained, greater demands … Continued

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Visit us at TVS 2016, 20 & 21 April

This year the TVS Annual Conference takes place in our home city of Cardiff. The Conference will be at the Cardiff City Hall on the 20th and 21st April, 2016, with Direct Healthcare Services located on stand #39 in the main exhibition hall. The City Hall venue stands in the heart of Cardiff.  It is the centrepiece … Continued

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Visit us at Arab Health 2016, 25-28 January

Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, 25-28 January Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre STAND Z1H30 The Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, now in its 41st year, has long been a staple in the Middle East healthcare calendar. This year’s Arab Heath brings together over 4,000 companies and more than 130,000 visitors from 163 countries are … Continued

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Static Air HZ Wins Innovative New Product Design Award

The Static Air HZ non-powered hybrid mattress, designed in collaboration with The Welsh Wound Innovation Centre, has won the New Product Award at the second annual Insider Media Business and Education Partnership Awards. The awards, which were held at Cardiff’s Marriott Hotel on 4 November, recognise the collaboration between companies, universities and colleges. Approximately 20 … Continued

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Webcast Now Available Online: “71% of viewers will change their practice”

The latest Wounds International webcast on ‘Real World Solutions for Pressure Ulcer Prevention: Optimising the Role of Support Surfaces’ was broadcast on 17 November. If you missed the webcast, the videos are now available online, together with links to useful resources and downloads. Chaired by Professor Keith Harding and with presentations from Professor Dan Bader … Continued

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Rugby Legends Join Direct Healthcare Services on the Field

As a big thank you to everyone at Direct Healthcare Services, last week we invited staff, their friends and families to a ‘Factory vs Sales’ rugby match at the local rugby park. The event was attended by over 150 people and we were delighted to be joined by Welsh rugby legends Gareth Thomas and Martyn … Continued

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