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Molift Overhead Hoists installed as new residential and nursing unit prepares to open in Grimsby

The Etac team were part of the project that transformed Cambridge Park, an empty care home bought by the Care Plus Group, into a residential and nursing home in 2 weeks, installing 12 Molift Overhead Hoist Systems in 2 days.

 The new unit will increase community bed capacity, alleviating pressure at Grimsby’s Diana Princess of Wales Hospital. It will keep people out of hospital or provide a destination for early hospital discharge freeing up acute hospital beds.

Care Plus Group purchased Cambridge Park Care Home in January 2020. At the time the plan was to refurbish the home and relocate the rehabilitation and re-ablement services from their current location at The Beacon in Cleethorpes to Cambridge Park.

Due to the expected unprecedented demands on health and care services and to support local efforts in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the local health and care system agreed that the home be rapidly refurbished so that it could be made available to support health and care services locally. Cambridge Park will be used to provide both nursing and residential care to those patients who need additional support after leaving hospital and before being discharged home or where individuals require a short term intervention to prevent them from having to be admitted to hospital. The unit, which is due to be open by the end of April, has 52 beds.

We visited the site on 20th March and provided detailed plans and quotations the same day for 12 Molift Overhead Hoist Systems. We were allocated Thursday 9th and Bank Holiday Friday 10th April to install.

The work was managed by Colin Williams, Category Sales Manager for Overhead Hoists. Adam Kew, Area Sales Manager dusted off his toolbox to assist with the installation, cutting rails and uprights supports all day. Mick Walsh and Craig Nicholls, our experienced installation engineers focussed on installing the equipment.

Molift Overhead System Complete                                 Furnished room waiting for its first patient

The system installed will give full room coverage, allowing support workers and nursing staff to move patients effortlessly and freely within the room. The hoist can also be used with the Immedia SatinSheet system provided, to turn patients which can assist staff with personal care. The free moving Traverse Systems allow staff to maintain good moving and handling practice whilst moving their patients. It allows positioning to be effortless, and reduces the physical efforts required by the care givers.

Vicky Henderson, Moving and Handling Co-Ordinator, thanked Colin and the Etac team for “working so flexibly and completing the job to such a high standard in the narrow time frame given.” 

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