Anetic Aid has recently supplied 37 of its QA3 Variable Height Patient Transport trolleys to the world renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust (GOSH).
The hospital first opened its doors on Valentine’s Day 1852 as the Hospital for Sick Children, where with only 10 beds, it was the first hospital in the UK dedicated to children.
Today, it is a national centre of excellence in the provision of specialist children's healthcare, delivering the widest range of specialities of any children's hospital in the UK. Over 90 per cent of its referrals are tertiary, meaning that they come from other healthcare organisations such as local hospitals.
The trolleys supplied by Anetic Aid are fitted with ‘childprint’ cotside covers, a regular feature designed to give young patients some familiar images in a hospital setting.
But for the Hospitals Back Care Advisor / Moving and Handling Trainer, Kate Owen, the key reasons for choosing the QA3 were its overall size, along with its ease of use.
She said: ‘The trolley needed to be easily manoeuvrable, therefore reducing the risks of injury to staff whilst working within the confined spaces of the hospital’s older buildings - where space is at a premium.
‘Staff can also easily adjust the height of the trolley to suit them according to the procedure being undertaken which is especially important within the moving and handling remit.
‘The trolley is lightweight, compact and robust and can accommodate the smaller children with as much ease as the larger children.’
Other items from Anetic Aid’s specialist paediatric ranges have also been purchased by the GOSH in recent years including paediatric and adolescent gel positioning pads.
GOSH’s mission: to provide world-class clinical care and training, pioneering new research and treatments, in partnership with others for the benefit of children in the UK and worldwide
GOSH’s motto: ‘The child first and always’.
Anetic Aid is located in Hall 14, stand F12 together with its German distributor Nordiska (www.nordiska.de)