We have been hearing a lot about capacity pressures and low staff levels hampering patient flow in recent weeks, which can in turn increase the risk of pressure injuries. When staff are working under intense pressure, activities such as tissue viability risk assessments are often perceived to be too time-consuming to complete accurately in ED, especially when lifesaving treatment is the department’s priority.

A healthy person avoids tissue trauma by means of frequent spontaneous movement, even during sleep. Someone who is unable to move or reposition themselves will need a...

The National Back Exchange are delighted to once again be bringing the moving and handling community ‘back together’. Taking place on the 27th & 28th September 2021 this year’s conference promises to be better than ever before. With over 40 sessions to choose from across two days and enhanced networking opportunities now is the time to join us!

What to expect:
• A packed two day programme with internationally renowned speakers
• Online registration system - NEW FOR 2021
• Exhibition displaying the latest equipment and products for the Moving...


Last week saw a brand new fleet of M9 Trauma patient trolleys arrive at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, part of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.


Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital is England’s first purpose-built specialist emergency care hospital, with emergency consultants on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The hospital has completed a full trolley replacement programme in ED, introducing 50 Howard Wright M9 Trauma trolleys to the department with the aim of reducing patient falls.


The M9 Trauma lowers...


The role of imaging is key to ensuring patients get appropriate care as quickly as possible. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, radiologists have been facing year-on-year rising demand.


The M9 Trauma and M9 Short Stay X-Ray patient trolleys from Howard Wright are equipped with a contouring radiolucent deck for full length X-ray imaging, making them the perfect solution for use in Radiology.


“The trolley is ideal for typical work referred in an acute District General Hospital; chest x-rays, abdominal and pelvis x-rays”
- Diane Mcf...