Accelerate recovery with the GH3 Ceiling Hoist Positioning Lock
The new GH3 ceiling hoist positioning lock is a game changer for hospitals, rehabilitation centres and care institutions that are serious about rehabilitation.
The unique system enables the GH3 hoist to be locked anywhere on a hoist track. Once locked, the hoist can be used for a number of physiotherapy activities such as pelvic lifts, leg exercises or arm exercises.
Provide Physiotherapy where needed as often as required
By using the GH3 ceiling hoist positioning lock, patients are able to engage in physiotherapy on the bed, rather than in a gym.
This offers several advantages
- Staff do not have to transport patients to the gym – saving valuable time that could be used for physiotherapy.
- Staff can set up an exercise on the bed, and leave patients to carry it out, effectively increasing the amount of contact time with their patients.
- Physiotherapist can train nurses to set up simple exercise regimes, freeing up valuable contact time for other patients.
- Gym space is freed up for more complex or difficult physiotherapy exercises.
Simple to use, fast to set up
The positioning lock is extremely simple to use, and very quick to set up. Once the hoist is in the correct position, a button is pressed and the hoist locks itself in position. No tools are required, the process takes seconds, and once locked the hoist will not move.
Reversing the process is just as simple, another button is pressed, after a few seconds the hoist unlocks and moves freely along the track.
The process is fast, simple an intuitive. Multicare offer training sessions, however anybody who is trained in ceiling hoists and manual handling would be able to operate the system with ease.
Return on investment
On average an NHS bed costs £400 per day. According to research by York University, the average hospital stay for a stroke patient is 23 days if being discharged home, and 62 days if being discharged to a care home, giving us an average of 42.5 days. (Click for link to the study).
Therefore if we take the two statistics, the average bed is seeing 8.588 patients per year. If the stay is reduced by just one day, as a result of the positioning lock brining about faster rehabilitation, the saving is £3,435.00 in the first year. With an anticipated lifespan of 15 years that is a total saving of £51,525 for only one bed.
Patient well being
Of course the financial side is important, however there is also the human aspect. How often do stroke victims get frustrated and angry? If physiotherapy is not provided soon, does it impair their progress? If they miss physiotherapy for a day, does it set them back? If they are happier does it speed up recovery?
By using the positioning lock, you will increase their well being, maybe the most important benefit that the positioning lock can bring.
Click below to watch a video of the positioning lock in action. (Video courtesy of V.Guldmann A/S.)