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...


This week is Back Care Awareness Week, and this year’s theme is Back Pain in Nursing.


Back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders affect approximately 70% of adults at some point in their lifetime. Once a person has experienced an episode of back pain, they are more than 40% likely to experience a repeat episode in the same year, and 50% will experience a recurrence at some point in their lives. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these statistics increase considerably for nurses and caregivers who are required to lift and manoeuvre patients frequentl...

We have recently supplied our valued customer, Swansea Bay University Health Board, our M9 Paediatric Beds for their new Children's Assessment Unit at Morriston Hospital.

Swansea Bay University Health Board (formerly ABMU) covers a population of approximately 390,000 in the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea areas, and employs around 12,500 staff.

The M9 Paediatric Bed is tailored to the specific needs of younger patients in full compliance with the latest international safety standards. An outstanding low height of 350mm makes entry and exit safer and easier. The bed has the added...