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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Essential Wounds International Webcast 17 Nov

SAVE THE DATE: Wounds International are presenting a webinar event on Tuesday 17 November as part of their 2015 Interactive Global Webcast Series. Timed to support this year’s WORLDWIDE STOP PRESSURE ULCER DAY, this education event is essential viewing for anyone involved in the evaluation and/or selection of support surfaces. ‘Real World Solutions for Pressure Ulcer … Continued

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Limited Spaces: Pressure Ulcer Prevention Event Series, Adelaide & Perth, Australia

Direct Healthcare Services is hosting an event series in Australia this August that will explore the challenges of pressure ulcer prevention and discuss ways to improve care. ‘Pressure Ulcer Prevention in the Real World: Challenges and Opportunities’ will be presented by Jacqui Fletcher, Clinical Strategy Director at the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre. Jacqui is an expert … Continued

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Visit us at FIME 2015, Miami

Direct Healthcare Services will be exhibiting this year at FIME 2015, taking place this August 5-7th at the Miami Beach Convention Centre. Now in it’s 25th year, the FIME Medical Trade Fair & Congress is the largest international medical event held in the U.S. annually. More than ten thousand industry professionals visit the five hundred … Continued

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‘Help Our Heels’ Campaign Kicks off at New Cross Hospital

We were proud to support the Tissue Viability Team at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust last week who successfully kicked off a brand new pressure ulcer prevention campaign at New Cross Hospital. The ‘Help Our Heels’ campaign is designed to raise awareness amongst patients, family members and healthcare professionals of the importance of reacting to … Continued

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New International Clinical Paper

Wounds International have published a comprehensive new clinical paper focusing on Hybrid support surfaces. With contributions from an international group of leading experts the paper is designed to help clinicians understand more about the wide range of hybrid systems now available. The number of people at risk from pressure ulcers is increasing due to an … Continued

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Introducing a Brand New Customer Service

As part of our ongoing commitment to delivering best value solutions, Direct Healthcare Services customers can now benefit from of a brand new support service. PROSERVE Service & Rental Solutions are specially designed to both protect and extend the life of your products as well as provide immediate access to the skills and resources needed … Continued

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New Mattress Innovation wins NHS Collaboration Award

At the 2014 MediWales awards the award for the NHS’ Collaboration with a Welsh Company, was presented to Aneurin Bevan Health Board for the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre which is funded by the NHS and Welsh Government to lead on wound healing within the NHS across Wales. This was awarded for the collaboration between staff … Continued

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Worldwide Stop Pressure Ulcer Day – November 20th 2014

Direct Healthcare Services are proudly supporting this year’s Worldwide Stop Pressure Ulcer day which takes place on 20th November. The Worldwide Stop Pressure Ulcer day is co-ordinated by EPUAP, the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. With a strong focus on pressure ulcer prevention, Direct Healthcare Services work closely with NHS Trusts year round to help support … Continued

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Commercial Partnership Announced with Welsh Wound Innovation Centre

The Welsh Wound Innovation Centre, a new global centre of excellence in wound prevention and treatment, has announced details of its first commercial partnership. Direct Healthcare Services will collaborate with the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre on product research and development. The firm will also benefit from access to the Centre’s education facilities and world-leading clinical … Continued

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EDUCATION MASTERCLASS with Professor Keith Harding, Medical Director, WWIC

Direct Healthcare Services are presenting a special Education Masterclass event with Professor Keith Harding, Medical Director, WWIC and Jacqui Fletcher, Clinical Strategy Director, WWIC at the Holiday Inn Harrogate on Monday 10th November 2014, co-inciding with this year’s Wounds UK Annual Conference. The theme of the event is Pressure Ulcer Prevention in the Real World, … Continued

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