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  • Brian Hull | New Area Manager | Munster

    We are delighted to announce that Brian Hull has joined the Elite Healthcare Team. With his strong background and 15 years of service with Arjo, Brian brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of Patient Handling, Pressure Care, Bathing and Showering Solutions. Brian's experience and expertise fits perfectly with Elite Healthcare's portfolio of products and services and will greatly enhance the existing team at Elite. Brian's new contact details are Email Mobile 087 9377664 Office 01 8903932 www.elitehealthcare.ie  

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  • Early Mobilization Using Seating Matters Chairs

    Prolonged bed rest and immobility contribute negatively to the physical function, pressure management and quality of life of the patient. Early mobilization in the earliest days of critical illness has been shown to improve long term outcomes for the patient, decrease repositioning needs, expedite discharge and reduce re-admissions.  Too often we see an over reliance on bed rest for pressure care management, despite the fact that bed rest can have a detrimental effect on a patient’s health and recovery.  The prescription of correct seating enables early mobilization by supporting the patient to get out of bed earlier and therefore positively impacts their clinical...

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  • Christmas & New Year Opening Times

    Wishing all of our Customers, Suppliers, Employees, Family and Friends a very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year. Thank you for all your support throughout the year and we look forward to working with you in 2018. Along with donations throughout the year, Elite Healthcare also makes an annual Christmas donation. This year we will be donating to the Bring Aisling Home Fund to help bring her home to Ireland safely. Aisling is currently in intensive care in a Hospital in the UAE. Although she is making slight progress, there is still a long road ahead. Any funds raised will go towards providing...

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  • Bring Aisling Home!

    Aisling Brady is a bright and lively 26 year old Physics and Maths teacher from Trim, Ireland, who moved to the UAE in 2016. She had planned to take an extended career break from her hometown job, to eventually return and set herself up for a fantastic future. Unfortunately on the 27th of November 2017 this all changed. Having worked extremely hard to prepare her year twelve and year thirteen reports, Aisling went into school.  This is where she fainted for the first time, causing her to hit her head hard on the floor. After three minutes knocked out she came to and was sat in a...

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  • Job Post | Service Administrator

    Elite Healthcare is a dynamic company with a wealth of experience in the supply, installation and service of medical devices in Ireland.  Due to growth within the business, we are seeking to recruit a Service Administrator to join our existing team. The primary role is to support the service team in delivering several administrative support functions in order to ensure excellence in customer service. Main Responsibilities: Administration of incoming service calls, contracts, enquiries and queries. Co-ordinate, monitor and improve field service activities for Elite Healthcare.  Provide support and guidance to service personnel who perform on-site routine services including installation, maintenance,...

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  • Elite Healthcare Service Announcement: Storm Ophelia

    Due to the current red weather warning and for the interest of safety for our staff we will be closing the office from 11am today 16/10/2017. We are still contactable by mobile phones and emails, if there are any urgent calls or queries, please contact us by email info@elitehealthcare.ie To all our Customers, Friends, Family and Colleagues, please stay safe.  

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  • Manual Handling Advice PART 2: Using An Active Hoist or Patient Lift To Transfer Clients Into A Monaco & Atlanta

    You may have already had a chance to see PART 1 of our latest manual handling video sequence, providing tips and advice for hoisting in and out of the Sorrento.  If not, you can visit HERE. Today, we want to share with you manual handling tips and advice of how to transfer a client using an active hoist or patient lifter in and out of the Monaco Riser. The Seating Matters Monaco Riser is designed to facilitate a stand transfer from the chair using the powered rising seat function.  In addition to the posterior angle adjustment, the seat base will also rise upwards which will provide support...

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  • Manual Handling Advice PART 1: Using A Passive Hoist To Transfer Clients Into A Phoenix and Sorrento

    Manual handling is an area that we are often asked about and it is important to know different techniques that will assist in safe patient transfers.  The techniques you use can reduce the risk of injury and ensure that you are applying best clinical practices. There is no definite way to do patient transfers as each client has different needs and different pieces of equipment will be available to you.  It is important to assess the client abilities and choosing the best hoist that is suitable for their needs.  If you have been following us on social media you will see...

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  • Lights, Camera, Action!

    We have been extremely busy here in Elite Healthcare over the last few weeks with lots of exciting projects. Our service and installations department have started phase 2 of our installations in Our Lady's Hospice Harold's Cross along with completing all of our service maintenance visits for our new and existing customers. Our sales department have also been working hard providing daily seating and hoist assessments, seating clinics and most recently working with Seating Matters to filming clinical videos and discussing future blogs with expert advice on manual handling tips. Keep your eyes peeled for these videos... but while you wait,...

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  • The Four Principles of Pressure Management in Seating

    Martina Tierney, Occupational Therapist and Clinical Director of Seating Matters has dedicated most of her 30 year long career to researching the impact of seating on the quality of life of patients across the world, with a mission to change the world of healthcare seating through reducing the incidence of these debilitating pressure injuries/ulcers. In her most recent blog, Martina takes us through the four principals of pressure management in seating. A pressure injury is a localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence caused by pressure or pressure in combination with shear. Pressure injuries...

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  • Cocoon Bathing System

    If you follow us on social media, you may have noticed that during HRH Prince Charles’ visit to Ireland, he stopped by Our Lady's Hospice Harold’s Cross. We have been working hard over the last year installing Luna Overhead Hoist Systems, Arcania Bed Pan Washers and Cocoon Bathing Systems in the Hospice and we were delighted to see that Prince Charles got a glimpse of these, in particular the Cocoon. For this month’s blog post, we have decided to focus on the Cocoon Bathing System and will highlight some of it’s amazing features. The Cocoon bath, with Ergo and Keyhole Tub designs, will transform your...

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  • The Essential Specialist Seating Checklist

    With over 30 years experience as an Occupational Therapist specialising in the provision of specialist seating, Martina Tierney outlines the essential checklist for specialist seating in her most recent blog. She lists 10 key chair checks to conduct for patients in order to get the maximum postural support and clinical benefits from a specialist chair. An individual should be assessed by a Seating Specialist and this may or may not be conducted in conjunction with a clinician such as an OT or PT.  The recommended chair should be adjusted to meet the patient's individual postural and pressure care needs; do not accept a ‘one...

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  • Choosing a Chair for my Elderly Relative

        Martina Tierney qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1983 and since that time worked in various settings including rehabilitation, mental health, nursing homes and community care.                                                    As Clinical Advisor to Seating Matters, Martina overseas her team working on education and clinical research. Through these key areas, they are changing the world of healthcare seating by improving the knowledge available to the healthcare community and by Education Workshops, Lunch 'n' Learns and presenting their latest research...

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  • The Issue of Restraint

    Martina Tierney recently published an interesting blog ‘Is it Ever Acceptable to Use Restraint?’ This is a question that comes up frequently during our Lunch & Learns and Seating Assessments and not always an easy one to answer. With a wealth of experience, Martina outlines key factors to consider with restraints. Often with late stage dementia patients and patients with other neurological conditions; they can pose a safety risk to themselves and to others.  They might impulsively try to stand up whilst forgetting that they cannot weight bear, therefore they are a high falls risk.  Another key concern is when patients might become...

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  • Job Post | Field Based | Service & Installation Engineer

    As a result of continued growth and customer demand, we are seeking to recruit a suitably experienced Field Service & Installations Technician to join our expanding team.  The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience in the medical service industry and qualifications as outlined. The customer base is nationwide and includes Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Community Care.   The range of equipment included in our service contracts are Patient Lifters, Bed Frames, Alternating Mattresses, Hi/Low Baths, Shower Chairs/Trolleys, Seating Systems and Bed Pan Washers. Full training will be provided.  The successful candidate will work within a team...

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