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What is the Functional Independence Measure (FIM)?

The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) is an assessment tool that aims to evaluate the functional status of patients throughout the rehabilitation process following a stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, cancer etc. FIM is an 18-item, clinician reported scale that assesses an individuals functional capability in six areas including self-care, continence, mobility, transfers, communication … Continued

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DHG Continues to Strengthen Clinically Differentiated Solutions Offering with Acquisition of the Raizer Product Line

DHG, a pan-European medical device manufacturer, has completed the acquisition of the Raizer product line from Liftup A/S, further strengthening its Safe Moving & Handling portfolio within the highly important falls management market space. The acquisition of Raizer adds an innovative and well-regarded solution to DHG’s comprehensive portfolio, continuing to benefit the portfolio’s focus on … Continued

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Carital Optima Given Dementia Design Accredited Product Status by DSDC

Carital Optima, DHG’s anti-deformation mattress, has become the first pressure ulcer prevention support surface to be given Dementia Design Accredited Product status by the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at Stirling University. The DSDC is an internationally recognised centre for knowledge exchange and research impact dedicated to improving the lives of people with Dementia. A … Continued

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DHG Acquire Danish Patient Turning System Manufacturer Vendlet ApS

DHG, a pan-European medical device manufacturer, have completed the acquisition of Danish patient turning system manufacturer Vendlet ApS. Vendlet, based in Aabenraa, Denmark, have over 30 years’ experience in the development, manufacturing and application of powered patient turning systems that deliver a safe and comfortable turning experience for the patient whilst preventing the risk of … Continued

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DHG Acquire Danish Patient Turning System Manufacturer Vendlet ApS

DHG, a pan-European medical device manufacturer, have completed the acquisition of Danish patient turning system manufacturer Vendlet ApS. Vendlet, based in Aabenraa, Denmark, have over 30 years’ experience in the development, manufacturing and application of powered patient turning systems that deliver a safe and comfortable turning experience for the patient whilst preventing the risk of … Continued

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DHG Shortlisted for Prestigious British Business Excellence Awards

DHG has been shortlisted twice in this year’s prestigious Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards. The nominations, in both the Mid Market Business of the Year and Exporter of the Year categories, are testament to the growth of DHG over the past 12 months.  Sponsored by Lloyds Bank, the British Business Excellence Awards showcase the … Continued

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DHG: Moving Health Forward

At DHG, we have experienced significant change over the last 18 months, and have evolved to help support the care of patients with reduced mobility in more ways, in new geographies, and across different environments. As such, today we launch our newly developed brand, which portrays DHG’s continued desire to constantly support our healthcare partners, … Continued

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DHG Welcome Mr Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Economy in Wales

Vaughan Gething MS, Minister of Economy for Wales, visited Caerphilly-based, Direct Healthcare Group, on Thursday 17th June to discuss the company’s fast-paced growth and export success. The visit comes following DHG’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise for services to International Trade earlier this Spring, in recognition of our service to the global healthcare sector and our … Continued

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Visit the Ethos Education Moving & Handling Theatre at an OTAC near you…

Mark Ripley, Clinical Education Manager will be presenting two CPD accredited Ethos Education workshops at OTAC’s across the UK. 10-11am, Ethos Education – The Fundamentals of a Sit-To-Stand With an emphasis on best practice and single-handed care, this taster CPD session provides delegates with the opportunity to understand the basicprinciples of a sit-to-stand and how … Continued

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Direct Healthcare Group Acquire Dutch Patient Handling Manufacturer United Care BV

Direct Healthcare Group have completed the acquisition of the Dutch patient handling solutions manufacturer United Care BV. United Care BV, based in Groningen, Netherlands, have over 25 years of experience in the development and manufacturing of patient handling solutions that deliver safe, reliable and natural transfers for patients, and efficiencies and reduction of injuries for … Continued

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Direct Healthcare Group Strengthen Solutions Offering with Acquisition of Talley Group Ltd.

Direct Healthcare Group (DHG), a leading European manufacturer of pressure care, specialist seating, patient handling, and bathroom safety solutions, has acquired Talley Group Ltd; strengthening its current pressure ulcer prevention portfolio and providing entry into the negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) therapy markets. The acquisition will complete at the end … Continued

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Direct Healthcare Group Ranked 4th in 2021 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200

Direct Healthcare Group are extremely pleased to announce that we have been ranked 4th in the 2021 annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200. The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 ranks Britain’s mid-market (£25m-£200m) private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over the last 2 years. The recognition is highly prestigious, with previous … Continued

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Direct Healthcare Group Drive Change with Electric Vehicle Fleet

Direct Healthcare Group have taken significant steps in ensuring that the delivery of its rental and service operation is sustainable and environmentally friendly, as it begins the swap out of conventionally fueled vans to a new electric fleet. The new Peugeot e-Expert vans are fully electric, zero emission vehicles providing a significant environmental benefit within … Continued

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NEW Ethos Webcasts: Pressure Area Care with Jacqui Fletcher OBE

Increasing awareness and understanding surrounding pressure ulcer prevention and management is an aim that Direct Healthcare Group champion to prevent this recognised patient harm. Our aim is underpinned by the introduction of a second Pressure Area Care Ethos Education Webcast series to provide training support and information for clinicians and healthcare providers. Tuesday 16th February … Continued

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NEW Ethos Webcast: Pressure Ulcers In Critical Care Patients – The Role of Tissue Deformation & Impact of Anti-Deformation Technology

Wednesday 24th February, 12-1pm Wednesday 24th March, 12-1pm In DHG’s latest live Ethos webinars, Prof. Amit Gefen explores the role of tissue deformation within the critically ill patient population, and how technologies can be applied to minimise deformation that may help to significantly reduce pressure ulcer incidence within this clinical setting. Latest research demonstrates that cell and … Continued

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