Pressure injuries are on the rise, with over 1,300 new ulcers reported in the UK each month, costing the NHS more than £1.4 million every day[1]. No other preventable event occurs as frequently in a hospital environment, with pressure injuries affecting 9.7% of acute care cases and 25.2% of long term acute care cases[2].

Howard Wright are supporting STOP Pressure Ulcer Day, a global annual event in which industry, healthcare professionals, the public and media come together to help raise awareness of pressure ulcers.

Our patient trolleys have all been designed in consultation with a variety of healthcare professionals, including tissue viability teams, to ensure we can offer a solution that helps to reduce the risk of pressure injuries. Howard Wright trolleys are equipped with a fully electric 4-section profiling deck with knee break, a PREMA pressure reducing mattress, a low height setting of 35cm and auto-contouring at the touch of a button.

Find out more about the M9 range of patient trolleys here:

1. Journal of Wound Care, Vol. 26, No. 6: The health economic burden that acute and chronic wounds impose on an average clinical commissioning group/health board in the UK (J. F. Guest, K. Vowden, P. Vowden, 2017)
2. NPAIP Pressure Injury Fact Sheet