Pictured (left to right): Daniel Colclough, Senior Business Development Manager at Mangar Health, Paul Watts, Senior Business Development Manager at Mangar Health, Jason Killens, CEO of the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust, Craig Butcher, Robin Petterson, Frequent Faller Lead, Welsh Ambulance Service Trust, Andrew Macphail, Commercial Director at Mangar Health.
Mangar Health welcomed Jason Killens, CEO of the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust (WAST) and Robin Petterson, Frequent Call Lead for WAST for a tour of their manufacturing, warehouse and R&D facilities.
Mangar Health design, manufacture and supply inflatable moving and handling and bathing equipment, which is sold world-wide. The Mangar ELK lifting cushion is on every emergency ambulance in the UK and has been designed to reduce injuries in paramedics and ambulance technicians.
The Welsh Ambulance Service and Mangar Health have been working closely together over the past 6 months to deliver The Wales Care Home Project which was an initiative to safeguard the lives of care home residents and help to reduce the impact on the ambulance services.
The successful collaboration saw nearly 600 care homes take part across Wales which involved care home staff receiving training on post fall management protocols, how to use a Mangar Camel Lifting Cushion and introducing them to health assessment techniques used by paramedics.
Mangar Health released figures from an early project evaluation which showed there was an 80% reduction in decisions to call an ambulance within the first month of receiving the support package.
Andrew Macphail, Commercial Director from Mangar Health said; “We were delighted to show Jason Killens and Robin Petterson around our Presteigne facility and take the opportunity to continue our discussions on how we can continue to make improvements in the healthcare sector.”
Mangar Health also worked closely with The Welsh Ambulance Service to launch the ISTUMBLE APP. A free interactive post falls assessment tool launched to support carers and care assistants to make good decisions associated with lifting residents after a fall. The APP is available to download on both iOS and Andriod devices.
As well as being market leaders in patient lifting and independent living products, Mangar Health’s recent acquisition by French medical device company Winncare Group means they now have an extended product range that includes care beds, pressure care mattresses and hoists.
If you’d further information regarding the Wales Care Home Project or would like a demonstration of the Mangar Camel Lifting Cushion, please email email@example.com or call 01544 267674.