Midwife-led birthing centres are becoming a popular choice for expectant mothers, with many now opting to use such services over a traditional hospital birth or home birth. The more relaxing surroundings of a midwifery unit or birth centre provide a higher level of comfort during labour, but it is an option that does not come without risk.

The Birthplace study (2011) found that approximately 4 in 10 women having their first baby in a midwifery unit or birth centre were transferred to a hospital maternity unit following complications (nhs.uk). When such complications arise,...

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January is National Bath Safety Month.

Bathrooms are one of the most high-risk areas for falls in homes and healthcare settings for patients of any age, but the risk is even higher for those who are elderly, immobile, or suffering from physical or mental health complications. For caregivers there are also risks, and bathing a patient is often a physically strenuous activity.

 

There are many ways to make safety a priority in a bathroom or wet room for both patients and caregivers, such as:

> Installing grab rails

> Ensuring the floor is...

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...

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