Vivid.Care are proud to announce we are expanding our reach to offer patient lifting equipment and specialist patient seating solutions north of the UK border into Scotland.
The announcement of Vivid Care’s expansion into Scotland was made during P4H Scotland 2023, an event set up to connect Scotland’s care equipment supplier and buyer community. The event was attended by care representatives from NHS Scotland, local authorities, and independent healthcare providers.
To better serve our clients, a new Scotland based office and contact number will provide localised support and cater to the specific needs of the Scottish healthcare system.
This signifies Vivid Care’s introduction to the Scottish healthcare procurement community, demonstrating our dedication to delivering high-quality products and solutions to meet Scotland’s healthcare needs.
Until now, Vivid’s care equipment offerings in Scotland have been part of the larger focus on the NHS & community care services in England. A new focus is being applied to providing healthcare solutions customised specifically to healthcare inequalities and inefficiencies north of the border.
As a leading healthcare equipment supplier with over 50 years of experience, Vivid Care is proud to announce its expansion into Scotland, offering our expertise in seating solutions for complex conditions and patient lifting equipment.
Our goal is to increase partnerships with healthcare organizers in acute facilities across Scotland to reduce delays in discharge and enable faster falls response, alleviating ambulance pressures.
Latest publicly available figures show that in February 2023, there were 1871 people delayed, an increase of 2% on January 2023 in Scottish hospitals.
Our expansion into Scotland reflects Vivid Care’s commitment to delivering high-quality healthcare equipment solutions to patients and healthcare providers across the UK.
Our products have helped NHS hospitals and Trusts in England & Wales to meet their patients’ needs and tackle existing patient backlogs in the healthcare system caused by delayed discharge due to a lack of appropriate equipment.
We look forward to continuing this good work by working closely with healthcare organisers in Scotland and contribute to better patient outcomes in the region.
With the healthcare system in Scotland facing similar challenges to those in England, we are committed to advancing care and improving lives in the region. We understand the systematic issues causing delays in discharge, backlogs, and the lack of access to the right equipment for patients and healthcare providers.
A confluence of systematic issues continues to cause patient delays in discharge…from hospital backlogs to a lack of access to the right equipment for patients and healthcare providers both in hospital and in the community once discharged are all problems that healthcare officials are attempting to tackle.
The care and management of pressure injury wounds in the UK is becoming a concern, the annual prevalence of wounds increased by 71% between 2012/13 and 2017/18.
In the same reporting year (2017/18), the total cost of pressure wound management to the NHS in the UK was £8.32 billion in 2017/18.
Vivid.Care’s products are created to help reduce these and other associated costs, our wide range of healthcare and mobility equipment is designed to support patients and enhance the services a carer can provide.
Our products are developed alongside healthcare professionals and NHS Trusts across the UK to create patient seating solutions that are:
Our hospital patient seating is designed specifically to:
Built to meet the hygiene and infection control standards of hospitals and other acute care centers, our specialist seating and patient lifting solutions can also be found in community care settings including:
Settings our home care mobility chairs can offer the same high quality support to recovering patients and reduce the amount of bed days occupied by ‘fit to discharge’ patients.
There are many benefits to standardising the seating solutions that you offer to patients, from cost reduction to reducing complexity and the need to train staff in using new equipment.
Specialist seating standardisation is the process of moving from using multiple varying styles of chairs in your healthcare facility, to moving to a standard range of chairs that will suit all patients.
A range of widely adjustable rehabilitative patient seating allows hospitals and nursing/care homes to provide high quality care to a number of patients while using the same equipment, greatly reducing the time which patients wait for provision of the right equipment before they begin their rehabilitation process.
Seating standardisation can be implemented in:
Recently, we have expanded our partnerships in the north of England to include:
This move has been made to reduce hospital delays and improve falls response in the country through provision of high-quality, problem solving healthcare equipment and reliable patient lifting equipment.
We hope to build on these partnerships in Scotland, offering tailored solutions for specific needs in the community, individual homes, NHS hospitals & emergency services.
For more information about Vivid Care’s range of patient falls lifting equipment and specialist rehabilitative patient seating, please visit contact:
• Scottish office: 0131 202 8080
• English office: 01423 799 960