Mental health care in ‘critical state’

Mental health services are in a critical state, with patients being put at risk by significant cuts, the British Medical Association’s annual meeting has been told. In three years, mental health services in England have cut beds by 9%, delegates heard. One trust spent £345,000 putting patients up in bed and breakfast accommodation because no beds were available. Patients were also being shipped to all…

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The burden of an ageing population

One of the biggest challenges facing the NHS today is an ageing population that is living longer, many with complex illnesses. The number of people aged over 80 in Britain is forecast to more than double to 6.2 million within the next 25 years. According to the Office for National Statistics, the number aged over 90 will more than triple, while the number of centenarians…

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NAEP 2014 Annual Conference

Westmeria Healthcare are pleased to announce that we will be attending this year’s National Association of Equipment Providers (NAEP) conference. The 2014 conference is centred on ‘Driving Change – Leading the Way’, which is why we thought it would be the perfect platform to announce a ground breaking launch for our new product range. The conference is on the 17th and 18th of June, located…

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Pressure Ulcer Prevention

  Pressure ulcers have a detrimental effect on patient health and well-being and place a significant economic burden on the NHS. Treating pressure ulcers costs the NHS more than £3.8 million every day. This adds up to an annual spend of £1.4 to £2.1 billion: four per cent of total NHS expenditure. The majority of cases are avoidable if preventative action is implemented. Using alternating…

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Apex Increase Investment

Taipei, Taiwan – 2nd September 2013. APEX MEDICAL CORPORATION (APEX), (TWSE listed Company (ref code 4106)), a leading player in the Pressure Area Care and Respiratory Therapy sectors – has today announced an agreement, effective Aug 30th 2013, to acquire a further interest in Westmeria Healthcare Limited (Westmeria), a leading provider of Pressure Area Care (PAC) therapy in the United Kingdom. Jon Jauregui, Director General…

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Infection Control Open Day

  On 22nd May Westmeria hosted our annual infection control day to promote preventative actions that healthcare providers could take to defend against healthcare associated infections. This followed the success of last year’s event in which Ray Hodgkinson, Director General of the BHTA, opened our new and improved decontamination facility. Westmeria Healthcare conducted three workshops, designed to support healthcare professionals with the knowledge and tools…

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Microban Exclusivity Agreement

Westmeria Healthcare has worked in partnership with Microban to incorporate their patented antimicrobial technology into the foam core and cover of the mattress at the point of manufacture. Microban International Ltd. is the global leader in built-in antimicrobial product protection, engineering durable antimicrobial solutions for consumer, industrial and medical products around the world. Static mattresses with Microban protection are available exclusively from Westmeria Healthcare. New…

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Apex Partnership

Apex Medical Corporation of Taiwan, a leading player in the Pressure Area Care and Respiratory Therapy sectors, has announced an agreement, effective Aug 31st 2012, to acquire a controlling interest in Westmeria Healthcare Limited (Westmeria), a leading provider of Pressure Area Care (PAC) therapy in the United Kingdom. Daniel Lee, CEO of Apex Medical Corp noted in welcoming the Westmeria acquisition “That the investment in…

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Awards for Microban

Introducing the FIRA Innovation Award winning mattress and cover treated with Microban® – this unique product has been developed by Vita Cellular Foams (UK) Ltd in partnership with Westmeria Healthcare Ltd and Microban® International Ltd. With the aim of reducing Hospital Acquired Infections and cross contamination of patients, the mattress and cover have been designed to have the antibacterial and anti-fungal Microban® formulations built-in. This…

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