This week we got a call from BBC News NWT who wanted to feature the new Proning System we created with the Critical Care team led by Shondipon Laha at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
We first got a call from Ambreen Chohan at University of Central Lancashire to say the hospital desperately needed help positioning COVID patients on their stomachs. The physios told us if we got this right it could genuinely help save lives. Within two weeks we had a prototype on trial in the ward and really positive feedback from nurses and patients. There are now five Proning Systems in the hospital’s ICU and respiratory wards.
It’s a really proud moment as we hope to get patients out of hospitals and home more quickly. The service evaluation is underway and we hope the results will give the green light for a wider roll-out.
It’s been a huge team effort! Thankyou to Paul Dixon and Duncan Geddes, a nicer two gentleman you won’t find in this industry! And to the physios, Simon and Jessica. And finally, thankyou to Paul Brown, Head of Research and Innovation who commissioned the funding for the system.
Our mission is to highlight the importance of posture and positioning – the journey starts here!🤞
Healthcare professionals, please get in touch if we can help.