• Seating Matters Lunch & Learn

    Seating Matters are changing the world of seating… and we are their proud partners.

    Seating Matters

    What is a Lunch & Learn?

    A Lunch & Learn is a FREE Hands on Clinical Training Session for your Team.
    During a Lunch & Learn session one of our Seating Specialists will visit your workplace or team meeting, at a time convenient to you, and present the latest research results from the ethically approved clinical study conducted by Ulster University and Seating Matters. This study showed a reduction in avoidable pressure ulcers by 88% in 12 weeks. We will provide evidence based solutions for seating people with different physical conditions including scoliosis, kyphosis, pelvic obliquities, fixed and flexible contractures, tight hamstrings and other major causes for concern in seating. The training session will last approximately 1 hour and a free lunch will be provided.

    The Challenge

    Every day, too many people continue to endure constant pain because of poor posture, suffering from a reduced quality of life from completely avoidable pressure sores.

    As a result, too much time and money are being spent on treating pressure ulcers by our health services, often reacting to these problems.  In fact research has shown that managing these wounds costs facilities billions each year.  As Seating Matters have always said, prevention is better than cure, saving time and money and releasing valuable resources to the healthcare industry. During the Lunch & Learn session participants will be more aware of the importance of Seating and how it can impact a client’s posture, pressure care or function.

    Key Outcomes

    • Improved knowledge on pressure management in seating including key seating features and the use of pressure management materials
    • Participants will improve their ability to identify common postural abnormalities, their causes and how to prevent or reduce them through the use of specialised seating
    • Practical knowledge and awareness on how to achieve optimal positioning using the features of specialised seating
    • Case discussions and consultation with Seating Specialists on resolving difficult patient case studies
    • Hands-on training on adjustment and chair set-up to suit individual patient need
    • Free learning resources for all attendees such as a copy of The Clinician’s Seating Handbook by Martina Tierney (OT) worth €30.99.

    Training suitable for:

    • Occupational Therapists in Hospital and Community
    • Nurses in Hospital and Community
    • Care Facility Staff and Management
    • Tissue Viability Nurses
    • Physiotherapists
    • Manual Handling Advisors
    • Equipment Store Managers

    Meet our Seating Specialists

    Mary Hickey and Linda Watters have over 45 years combined experience in the Healthcare Sector in Ireland. They are both extremely passionate about Seating Matters and have helped many OT's find the best seating solution for their clients. During the Lunch & Learn they will share their knowledge and experience with you and your team and help to solve any difficult case studies. Everything is supported by clinical research carried out by Seating Matters and Ulster University. To read the research summary click here.

    Mary Hickey and Linda Watters

    How to Book

    Click here to book a Lunch & Learn for your team or contact our dedicated sales team on +35318903932 or

    We will bring a free Lunch for everyone and for attending the Lunch & Learn training session all participants will receive a CPD Certificate for Continuing Education.

    Don’t forget to bring along your difficult case studies and we will show you how we can solve them.

    We hope to see you and your team at a training session soon!


    We offer Seating Matters Lunch & Learns in the following counties:

    Elite Healthcare Ltd Seating Matters Ireland
    • Carlow
    • Dublin
    • Kildare
    • Kilkenny
    • Laois
    • Longford
    • Offaly
    • Westmeath
    • Wexford
    • Wicklow

    For any information on Seating outside these areas, please contact Seating Matters by phone +4428 777 66624 or email

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    • Mary Hoban says...

      To whom it concerns,
      We are looking for advice and a place where we can get a chair for my father who’s been paralayzed from a big Stroke. He’s in constant pain…and is now complaining about pains in his hip. He’s in his wheelchair from 8.30 till 12oclock everyday and then from 4.30 till 8oclock. He cannot take this pain anymore and we feel it’s having a devasting effect on him. He has not interesting in anything or anyone because of this pain. Can you please help us or give us information where we can get help for him to get a new chair. We are living in Spiddal in Connemara in Galway. My mobile is 086 3104573. Thank you kindly Mary Hoban…his daughter and part tme carer.

      On March 27, 2020

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