Staff at Hinchingbrooke are benefitting from new equipment to help them lift patients, thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
The Hover Jack and Hover Mat system aims to reduce the occasions when a scoop stretcher would normally be used, helping to reduce the risk of back injuries to staff.
Rolf Stobbart, Moving and Handling Advisor, said: “This equipment will not require anyone to lift a patient at any time and it will also make you think about what is needed for a lateral transfer. Now, the patient will be lifted on a cushion of air and slide from one surface to another with the aid of only two staff.
“The feedback from staff so far has been very positive. I must give great thanks to the Friends of Hinchingbrooke, who kindly donated this to the hospital from charitable funds.”
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