Hong Kong hospital contract for specialist patient transfer technology manufacturer

A specialist manufacture of ceiling hoists used in the care of disabled hospital patients has made an export breakthrough to South East Asia.Farnham-based OpeMed, which manufactures and distributes a range of other related products, including pool hoists and through-floor lifts, has supplied 30 ceiling hoists to the brand-new Caritas Hospital, Hong Kong, in a £100,000 order.

The OT200 ceiling hoists, used for hoisting and transferring patients from their hospital bed to a wheelchair or bathroom, have been installed in the physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and prosthetics wards.

The OT200 is a self-charging unit with a weight capacity of 200kg to 400kg. The  system features an innovative gravity-charging, no-tools, six-point hanger bar to ensure flexibility and reliability and is designed to maximise efficiency, minimise patient transfer and for comfort and safety,

Caritas Hospital, which opens this spring, found OpeMed through on-line research which led to a series of meetings. The hospital says it chose OpeMed because of its reliable reputation, innovative products and the supply partnerships it creates.

OpeMed managing director, Nick Kent, says: “We are proud to have completed this state-of-the art project and have plans for future large-scale projects in Hong Kong and Macau during the next two years.

“OpeMed will continue to expand and recruit more local talent as we maintain our rapid growth”.

OpeMed (www.opemed.net), which also exports extensively in Europe, was founded in 2008 and has nine staff.