MediSmart Technologies, a BHTA member company and a UK design and manufacturer of pressure care systems, was asked, at very short notice, to manufacture hybrid mattresses and pumps for the NHS Nightingale Hospitals during the pandemic. Their production line was adapted and enhanced overnight which meant additional working shifts were employed including weekend working to fulfil a orders urgently required.
In addition to the manufacture and supply to all other sectors of the NHS and social care community settings, MediSmart Technologies’ factory worked from the start and throughout the pandemic to assist in this time of crisis. As a UK manufacturer they had the added benefit of being able to offer the NHS and care sectors quick deliveries, being less reliant on a long lead time at a time of emergency.
Additionally, MediSmart Technologies’ sister company, Barton Medical, was asked to respond to the nationwide call on providing medical face masks in this time of emergency.
Immediately Barton Medical got to work by designing, tooling and adapting the production line to manufacture something different-a non disposable, re-usable bio compatible EN14683 Type IIR medical face masks manufactured here in the U.K. to assist in these challenging times and to subsequently reduce the environmental impact.Many thousands have been manufactured to protect the work forces in the care sector, including many BHTA members
Visit their website at: www.medismart.co.uk
Published: 3rd July 2020