Abacus Healthcare launch new, assisted bathing brochure

Part of the Care in Bathing Group, Abacus Healthcare are a leading supplier of integrated bathroom solutions for specialist home adaptations, special education establishments and residential care homes. They have introduced a new 20-page brochure that details their range of assisted bathing solutions for adults and children with disabilities.

Abacus Healthcare launch new, assisted bathing brochure

Abacus Healthcare launch new, assisted bathing brochure

The newly designed brochure outlines the key functionality and specifications for each of their Aquanova bath ranges – the Platform Series, 1700 Series and the 1800 Series. There is also a useful product selection guide that clearly highlights the suitability of each Abacus bath in relation to bathroom setting, transfer methods and integrated features.

To complement and further enhance their baths, there is a section illustrating the wide selection of accessories and options available. Accessories include postural supports and padded cushions for improved bather comfort, whilst their range of options include TMV3 temperature controlled taps, 8-jet water spa and LED lighting.

For a free copy: Tel: 0800 988 6360  

Email: sales@abacushealthcare.co.uk



Theraposture, the leader in paediatric care cots and adjustable beds, will be showcasing a range of complete sleeping solutions that include complementary products from the postural specialist Symmetrikit at Kidz South.

Stands 313 and 713 – 12th June, Rivermead Leisure Complex, Reading.

Theraposture’s new, pioneering Safe-T bed for disabled children will be showcased on stand 313 at Kidz South, 12th June, Reading.

Theraposture’s new, pioneering Safe-T bed for disabled children will be showcased on stand 313 at Kidz South, 12th June, Reading.

Theraposture is a privately owned, family run business based in Wiltshire that has been the leading supplier of bespoke, hand-built adjustable beds, chairs and cots since 1981. Its paediatric care cots and power-adjusted Theracare beds both enhance comfort, safety and wellbeing for young disabled individuals and greatly assist those offering care. All Theraposture products are individually assessed and are backed up by a suitability guarantee and a fully inclusive warranty giving complete peace of mind.

Theraposture has formed a working relationship with Symmetrikit Postural Care so that healthcare professionals and families attending exhibitions, can benefit from seeing adjustable care cots and beds combined with individualised postural support systems.

On stand 313, Theraposture will be demonstrating two recently introduced solutions – the fully modular Mascot MK2 paediatric cot and pioneering new Safe-T Bed, the latter showcased with a Symmetrikit sleep system. A 135cm high padded Hannah cot will also be available on stand 313. Symmetrikit’s stand, 713, will display a popular Theracare Low adjustable bed from Theraposture, combined once more with a Symmetrikit sleep system.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director commented: “We are delighted to be combining our expertise with the Symmetrikit Postural Care team at Kidz South. We have reviewed the market for some time and have identified Symmetrikit as an ideal specialist for joint initiatives. Their sleep system is excellent and has been a market-leading solution for over 17 years – it is interestingly unique in a very important way. Their sleep system is the only product offering temperature regulation as oppose to the ‘controlling’ technologies offered by other companies. This has contributed to Symmetrikit achieving the highest score in the respected NHS Buyer’s Guide – written by healthcare professionals within the NHS. Our intention is to help jointly promote our product ranges so that we create greater awareness to therapists and families. We plan to work together at exhibitions and on joint CPD projects.”

NEW Safe-T Bed

Theraposture’s Safe-T Bed has integrated, solid sides that fold down when required and is a new alternative to either traditional care cots/beds, with traditional drop down side rails or cot sides. The Safe-T Bed is ideal for children who require higher lateral protection than provided by traditional style beds with drop down side rails, but do not require a higher-sided care cot solution with doors.

NEW Mascot Mark 2 Cot

This remarkable sleeping solution is designed to allow the changing needs of a user and their carers, to be continually met and managed by adapting a modular design. The Mascot Mark 2 offers scope to adapt the electrically operated functions together with the option to alter the quantity, height and construction of doors. Delivering safety, affordability without compromising quality, plus full modular flexibility – the Mascot Mark 2 is a future proof, flexible solution.

Hannah Care Cot

The height adjustable Hannah care cot range provides ample safe space for an active child. It is available with door heights of 70, 98, 135 and 170 cm and can have openings on either one or both longer sides. Similar to the Mascot, the Hannah is suitable for Theraposture’s fixed or removable, personalised padding and soft double glazed windows allow good visibility without compromising safety. It is available with a range of electrically operated function options such as variable height to assist those helping the user at a safe working height; profiling to assist with positioning and Trendelenburg / Anti-Trendelenburg to tilt the sleeping surface.

Theracare Low Bed

The Theracare Low offers all the function of a variable height bed, but with the added advantage of low access. Therapists are increasingly requesting this solution following assessments of users who are at risk of falling out of bed. It importantly allows the sleeping surface to be raised to a safe working height ranging between 23cm and 83cm (without mattress) and therefore this meets the NEW BSEN 60601-2-52 standard. Options include powered profiling of the mattress and three-bar side rails to provide increased effective side rail height. Either mesh-linked padded safety sides or clear, soft transparent safety sides, can be chosen as can padding for the head and foot boards making this a very safe place to be.


Inspirational disabled Motorsport marshal achieves epic new 24-hour World Record on TGA Mobility scooter

HE DID IT!!!….Steve Tarrant’s NEW 24-hour World Record On A TGA Mobility Scooter.


Onboard his trusty TGA Breeze S4 GT, Steve Tarrant achieves a new 24-hour world record for: “the greatest distance covered in 24 hours by a mobility scooter’.* Pictured celebrating on the finish line at Goodwood Motor Circuit with his pit crew that included engineers from TGA Mobility and Sales Science

Steve Tarrant, 53 from Poole, is a remarkable disabled motorsport marshal, who has achieved a new World Record at Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester, by driving a TGA mobility scooter the furthest distance ever in 24 hours.

Read the full story of how Steve set his new mobility scooter world record.

New Assisted Bathing brochure for care providers from Gainsborough Specialist Bathing

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, Europe’s leading choice for the provision and installation of assistive baths, has launched its new Assisted Bathing brochure for healthcare providers, care home managers and carers operating in the long-term and acute care sectors.

New Assisted Bathing brochure for care providers from Gainsborough Specialist Bathing

New Assisted Bathing brochure for care providers from Gainsborough Specialist Bathing

For almost 30 years, Gainsborough has successfully supplied and supported assistive bathing solutions for residential care homes, acute wards and local authority housing. Its powered baths are highly respected in the care sector and Gainsborough’s recently introduced showering solutions and patient hoists, promise to deliver equally high levels of performance. All products are now detailed in Gainsborough’s new, comprehensive 48-page Assisted Bathing brochure – an indispensable, free resource.

The new brochure includes comprehensive technical information and product specifications regarding the complete Gainsborough range. It also includes a useful bath selection tool that ensures the most appropriate product can be quickly identified in relation to environmental, care and functionality requirements.

For your FREE copy, telephone Gainsborough Specialist Bathing on: 0800 542 9194. Alternatively, please visit: www.gainsboroughbaths.com

Disabled F1 crash survivor Steve to attempt new 24-hour World Record on TGA mobility scooter at Goodwood Motor Circuit

Steve Tarrant, 53 from Poole, is a disabled motorsport marshal who survived a near-fatal crash at Goodwood and is attempting to drive a TGA mobility scooter, the furthest distance ever in 24 hours during May.

SONY DSCSteve will be beginning his attempt at 6pm on 17th May 2014 at Goodwood Motor Circuit, near Chichester, that was the location of his highly publicised accident back in 2000. Steve lost a leg above the knee and suffered multiple injuries when an F1 racing car collided with him at over 100mph whilst marshaling on the finish line at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Steve managed to miraculously pull through this terrible accident and has since continued to marshal internationally at events such as the Le Mans 24 Hours and Petit Le Mans, Atlanta. In addition to his motorsport commitments, Steve was a medal bearing Games Maker at the Olympics and Paralympics that led to his acceptance of the Big Society Award from David Cameron.

On the 17 and 18th May 2014, Steve will be attempting to smash the Guinness World Record for ‘The Greatest distance covered in 24 hours by a mobility scooter’. He will be driving a TGA Breeze S4 GT around a pre-determined circuit at Goodwood and has the full support of all his contacts at the racetrack. This scooter is renowned across the UK for its proven performance and resilience – as demonstrated when it won the BBC Top Gearextreme mobility scooter back in 2012. Read Steve’s full story


Abacus Healthcare received significant levels of interest from healthcare professionals regarding its new, Aquanova baths launched recently at Naidex National.

David Bertorelli, Abacus Area Sales Manager, demonstrates the benefits of the new Aquanova Gemini to healthcare professionals visiting Naidex National 2014.

David Bertorelli, Abacus Area Sales Manager, demonstrates the benefits of the new Aquanova Gemini to healthcare professionals visiting Naidex National 2014.

Unveiled on their stand, the new Gemini and Aries baths now offer even greater levels of care, performance and durability. Innovative technology now means that each model is whisper quiet which, together with a barely noticeable smooth raise and lower function, allows a more relaxing bathing experience for bathers and carers. Part of the popular Aquanova series, the second generation Gemini has been fully re-engineered with upgraded platform and bath height adjustment. It’s integrated variable-height platform, delivers a 3-in-1 solution for bathing, drying and changing so transfer times are reduced and moving and handling risks are minimised. Alongside the Gemini, the Abacus team was able to demonstrate the new Aries bath, which is designed for use with ceiling track systems and in high traffic care environments with multiple occupancy.

Gordon Farmiloe, Care in Bathing Managing Director commented: “We were delighted with the high levels of enquiries received at Naidex National in relation to the latest generation of Aquanova baths. The Abacus team was busy throughout the event providing practical demonstrations and offering guidance where needed. It was certainly encouraging to receive such a positive response from visitors and we feel confident this new range will continue to grow in popularity.”

As part of the Care in Bathing Group, Abacus Healthcare shares a 30-year heritage in assisted bathing and works closely with healthcare professionals to support the needs of disabled adults and children in domestic, educational and residential care settings. In addition to its assistive baths, Abacus offers a range of hoisting systems, sanitary ware and postural supports so that individual user needs are always met.

In addition to the baths showcased on its stand, Alan Waddell, Abacus National Sales Manager, presented an informative seminar in the Soap Box Theatre at Naidex National. This session entitled: “The importance of bathroom design and reducing the risk to bather and care-giver during transfer”, detailed the key criteria to be considered when specifying an assisted bathroom in a range of settings.