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Vendlet Powered Turning Aid

Medical device manufacturer Direct Healthcare Group (DHG) has completed the acquisition of Danish patient turning system manufacturer Vendlet, with an aim to continue promoting patient movement and independence.

Vendlet has over 30 years’ experience in the development, manufacturing and application of powered patient turning systems that deliver a safe and comfortable turning experience for the patient whilst preventing the risk of musculoskeletal injury for the caregiver. Vendlet has several awards for its innovative patient turning system.

The acquisition of Vendlet adds a well-regarded product to DHG’s broad safe moving and handling portfolio, with a view of reinforcing DHG’s focus on promoting movement and independence and reducing the risk of caregiver injury.

Graham Ewart, CEO of DHG, said: “Vendlet, and specifically the Vendlet Patient Turning System, is a best-in-class, highly regarded powered patient turning system that is globally renowned for the positive impact it brings to patients and those that care for them.

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“At DHG we continually look to provide healthcare with solutions that improve quality of care, and we firmly believe that Vendlet is one such business that delivers this.

“We are excited by the opportunity that the acquisition of Vendlet brings to DHG in delivering holistic care packages that focus on improving mobility and reducing the avoidable harms that can occur as a result of immobility.”

The acquisition also creates the “vital link” between safe patient handling and pressure ulcer prevention to provide a holistic package of care for patients who are suffering from reduced mobility within the bed.

Vendlet clients will now have access to a greater range of pressure area care solutions from DHG.

Peter Maindal, CEO of Vendlet, added: “Both Vendlet and DHG share a common vision in providing industry-leading solutions that provide better clinical outcomes.

“DHG, and the broader solutions that they can provide, are a perfect fit for Vendlet, its products, and its expertise. The businesses are highly complementary to each other, and together provide a unique value proposition for patients and caregivers.”

In November, DHG announced the launch of Dyna-Form SMARTresponse, which is a “ground-breaking” remote monitoring surface system designed to provide digital smart technology care for pressure ulcer prevention.

The product integrates remote digital technology with an existing hybrid support surface to continuously monitor patients and automatically or remotely intervene when increased risk is sensed due to a period of non-movement being detected. Integrating remote access capabilities, the system allows for patient monitoring, even when clinicians cannot be physically present, via the product’s uniquely designed smartphone app.

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