Overcoming staff shortages and moving patients out of hospital into the community

Overcoming staff shortages and moving patients out of hospital into the community

Overcoming staff shortages and moving patients out of hospital into the community

Dr David Skilling of Landfall Strategy Group, an economic and policy advisory firm, has a tremendous insight into changing global market dynamics. He was previously a New Zealand Government Advisor and a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Co. During one of his recent talks on the outlook for 2022, he highlighted the very tight labour market across all leading economies and how this is affecting labour migration across industry sectors, especially impacting low paying occupations.

Anyone involved in the care sector will know this first-hand. Staff shortages have never been such a pressing issue and at the same time there has never been more pressure to move patients out of hospital and back into the community. We are blankfacing a capacity crisis, again, in our hospitals and in social care, which is exacerbated by the surge in Covid cases.

According to the BHTA publication, THIIS Magazine, figures just released by the NHS show that in November more than 10% of beds in hospitals were blocked with patients who were medically fit to leave hospital but could not be transferred due to a range of external factors. Hospital Discharge Teams are under tremendous pressure because of the lack of suitable care places to send them to.

How can Polymorit help with staff shortages?

Polymorit provides equipment for the care of patients with complex needs, that reduces the cost of care packages and the number of staff required to accommodate their nursing needs. The TurnAid is a simple but effective lateral turning system, replacing the bed rails on a standard profiling bed, to enable one carer to manage turning and repositioning patients in bed with dignity and little effort. This facilitates care at home, or in supported living and in Nursing Homes which would otherwise be considered too labour intensive and costly. Huge savings can be made in Nursing Care budgets by installing this system, which will pay back its investment cost many times over in a year, every year!

Why not get in touch today and arrange a Video Demonstration for your care team or a trial for a specific case? We’d love to talk to you about the business case for installing the TurnAid system in your Home. Call 0330 6600 125 or email sales@polymorit.com

Howard Payne – Managing Director, Polymorit Ltd.

Over one in 10 NHS England beds blocked in November as patients unable to be discharged


TurnAid Case Study – Multiple Sclerosis and Limited Care Space

CASE STUDY 8 – Joel’s Story: How the TurnAid can be used with a Multiple Sclerosis condition



Joel has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, which has resulted in him being dependent on a hoist for all transfers and assistance of at least two carers for all bed mobility. The two carers who regularly assist with all bed mobility advised they were struggling to support Joel due to limited space on the standard single size profiling bed due to Joel’s size. Sliding sheets were in use, however they advised there was still a struggle due to the limited space surrounding the bed and Joel’s weight.

It was however not feasible to replace the bed for a wider bed as the space in the bedroom would not facilitate this. The carers requested support of a third carer to enable them to continue to carry out these tasks safely within the current environment.


TurnAid allows a person to be turned using a powered mechanism reducing the amount of weight the carers are required to support. The mechanism of TurnAid slides a person towards the carers before turning them on their side in one smooth movement. This method takes up a lot less space on the bed when turning the person whilst also eliminating the need to manually slide the person across the bed prior to the turn using sliding sheets.

Joel’s two regular carers reported they were able to feel the benefits of using the system immediately. They confirmed that the TurnAid eliminated the need to manually reposition Joel on the bed using sliding sheets, which reduced the strain on them. The carers also advised there was no longer a need to increase the care package or witch the bed as they were now able to turn Joel safely using minimal strength and providing a smoother, more comfortable movement for Joel.

To view the TurnAid click on the link below:

Information on Multiple Sclerosis Condition from NHS:


TurnAid Case Study – Bariatric Leg Fracture and Arthritic Joints

CASE STUDY 7 – Stan’s Story: How the TurnAid can be used with a heavy patient

TurnAid Case Study - Bariatric Leg Fracture and Arthritic Joints


Stan has a care package of two carers that visit daily to assist with personal tasks which include turning Stan in bed. Stan weighs 27 stone/171 kg and has minimal ability to participate in the task. As a result, the carers struggled with these tasks and so they were relying on Stan’s friend John who lives with him. John assisted with turning Stan and helped Stan to maintain a side lying position during personal care tasks.

John and the carers were having to support Stan’s weight for prolonged periods of time in the side lying position making the task challenging and not very dignified for Stan.


The TurnAid was installed and a demonstration was carried out.
The first roll carried out using the TurnAid allowed for a smooth turn from his back onto his side. The carers were able to turn Stan easily with one taking the lead and the second carer providing additional support as required. Due to the momentum of the TurnAid they were able to roll Stan further over on to his side resulting them being able to place the wedge. This eliminated the need for carer support to maintain a side lying position.

During a follow up call soon after provision, John advised that he is able to use the TurnAid to turn Stan on his own during the day enabling Stan to be repositioned more frequently. The carers advised that they were benefitting greatly from the TurnAid as they were able to turn Stan without the need for additional assistance from John and were finding the task much easier to manage.

To view the TurnAid click on the link below:

Information on Arthritic Conditions from NHS:


TurnAid Case Study – Dementia and Agitation

CASE STUDY 6 – Michael’s Story: How the TurnAid can be used with a Dementia condition



Michael lives in a nursing home and has dementia. Due to his condition, he is very uncooperative and challenging when the staff have to turn him in bed.

There always has to be two members of staff when turning Michael as he becomes agitated, moving around and grabs at everything when he is being turned.

The TurnAid was put in place and the care staff all confidently trained in its use.


After two weeks with the TurnAid in place not only are the carers relying entirely on the system to do their work, but the patient is also much calmer and settled when being turned. Due to the system he now just clutches a cushion and can be turned safely, easily, and calmly with only one carer using the TurnAid.

The staff at the care home are very happy with the TurnAid as it has allowed Michael to be calm and restful when being turned and more importantly not putting carers at risk anymore as when he used to strike out. Not only has it saved time in how long it takes to turn Michael, but now also only the time of one carer is required to turn Michael.

To view the TurnAid click on the link below:

Information on Dementia Conditions from NHS:



TurnAid Case Study – Double Amputee With Pain Intolerance

CASE STUDY 5 – Paul’s Story: How the TurnAid can be used with a Double Amputee condition



Paul is a very large service user weighing approximately 25 stone/159 kg and is also a double amputee. He needs a wide bed, 110 cm wide, to be able to be turned safely and effectively. Due to the width of the bed, it means the carers are at a distance from the client when turning him and attending personal tasks, putting them at risk of injury and strain.

The TurnAid was put in place with an extra-long turning sheet due to the size of the bed.

The care staff and Paul were all trained in the use of TurnAid.


The TurnAid was a great success, meaning Paul can be turned and moved in bed without carers pushing and touching him, giving him massive pain relief in his legs as he is now not being pushed when turned, but gently and smoothly rolled. For Paul it is a great relief, and he is overjoyed with the TurnAid.

For the care staff it means better working conditions. They can now easily turn Paul in bed and can use the system to bring him closer to the edge of the bed when doing personal care tasks so they are no longer put at risk of injury through straining and stretching when turning and working on Paul.

To view the TurnAid click on the link below:

Information on Amputation Condition from NHS:


TurnAid Case Study – Multiple Sclerosis and Numbness

CASE STUDY 4 – Joanna’s Story: How the TurnAid can be used with a Multiple Sclerosis condition

Joanna’s diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis has a great impact on her overall functional levels and causes her to experience numbness which results in a frequent need to reposition. A care package has been set up and carers provided support three times a day and her husband provides support during the night.

One of Joanna’s most significant challenges was managing her bed transfers and mobility, as a result Joanna’s husband was being disturbed 4 times a night to assist with repositioning in bed due to pain, numbness, and discomfort. In addition, Joanna often required assistance to lift her legs into bed. This limited Joanna’s level of independence greatly and increased the pressure on her husband, especially at night.


On assessment, Joanna demonstrated that she was able to independently use the handset of the TurnAid to reposition herself from one side to the other and on her back as required. This enabled Joanna to manage the discomfort and numbness she frequently experienced without the support of her husband.

Another challenge that was overcome with TurnAid was Joanna’s ability to lift her legs into bed. With TurnAid in place, Joanna was able to sit on the edge of the bed and use the handset to rotate the sheet around the roller which caused the sheet to bring Joanna’s full body weight onto the bed. Once her legs were on the bed, Joanna was able to use a manual leg lifter to swing her legs round into an appropriate position on the bed – this task was carried out completely independently.

To view the TurnAid click on the link below:

Information on Multiple Sclerosis Condition from NHS:


TurnAid Case Study – Turning Induced Aggression Towards Carers

CASE STUDY 3 – Mike’s Story: How the TurnAid can be used with an uncooperative patientCASE STUDY 3 – Mike’s Story: How the TurnAid can be used with an uncooperative patient


Alternative methods and interventions such as a 4-way glide sheet had been trialed, however this had not reduced the risk or distress to Mike adequately. It was therefore decided to trial the TurnAid.

TurnAid is a unique combination of an electronically driven turning sheet and two bed rails. The system is controlled using a handset or a foot-control, which rotate one roller at a time, causing the sheet to turn the person lying on it.

This combination reduced the strain of turning Mike considerably. The carers reported that after just two weeks, the TurnAid had not only made their task much easier by reducing the physical strength required, but more significantly, they reported that Mike was much calmer and more cooperative when being turned using TurnAid.

The care staff report that TurnAid minimizes the physical contact from the care staff to Mike and he responds very well to this. Mike remains calm and cooperative throughout the task and no longer hits out or resists the movement. This enables the carers to manage the task much more easily and in less time.


The change in circumstances has been significant and has resulted in the nursing home being able to reduce the care staff required to carry out this task from two to one. The risk to the carers has been reduced significantly, as Mike no longer resists the movement which previously increased the physical strain and risk to cares.

The care staff have reported that the use of TurnAid has been very successful as they feel they can complete the task in less time and the risk of injury to them has decreased significantly. They also report that Mike no longer displays aggressive, agitated behaviours during this task.

To view the TurnAid click on the link below:


Case Study – St.Luke’s Hospital Garden Visiting Pod

St Luke's Hospital

The Location

St Luke’s Hospital is an independent Registered Care Home with Nursing, offering both long-term and short-term care. They aim to provide a high standard of patient care, ensuring privacy, dignity, and freedom of individual choice. St Luke’s offers high-quality care in a calm, kind, compassionate way; it’s more than a hospital, more than a care home, more than just consultation suites. Residents understand this, describing the staff as family and see St Luke’s as a secure and trusted place to be.

St Luke’s developed from the vision of Mary McMaster, a physiotherapist who set up a convalescent home in North Oxford in 1957. The Headington site opened its doors and had its first patients in 1982. It was registered as a charity which cares for dependent older persons, however, they accommodate people of all ages from 18+. It has remained a charitable organisation and is governed by the Council of St Luke’s.

blank Living Building

St Luke’s is a living environment, in more ways than one, and when a new 2nd floor was to be built over the existing building, a living wall was incorporated into the scheme over the reception area creating a new focal point and enhancing the greenery within the grounds.

The Garden at the rear is a particularly tranquil spot enjoyed by many of the residents and neighbours to the site, so when St Luke’s Hospital wanted to find a suitable Garden Visiting Pod to enable safe visiting to resume, it was important that the new building would fit in to these idyllic surroundings.


The Garden Plot

In one corner of the garden was an overgrown area of stony soil previously reserved as turning circle for Fire Engines visiting the site, but now redundant. Here you can see the site being set out for the new building with Ground Screws being inserted to provide a firm and level foundation. As the site slopes with a fall of more than 200mm it was necessary to dig away soil at the front to make the floor level accessible from both front and back of the building.

blankBeating the Weather

Despite the inclement weather, the work must go on! Here the floor is down and walls starting to go up. With everything prepared in the factory the Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) fit together quickly and the structure takes shape and can be seen below weathered in for the night. blank


Made to measureblank

Weather still making life more difficult than it needs to be! Red cedar Cladding partly finished and double door sets waiting to be installed. Notice how neatly the building fits between the trellis and the wall.


In the completed picture below, you can see how attractive the combination of Red Cedar and Grey Cladding looks and how well this building complements the surroundings. Concrete paving slabs have been laid to provide ramps for both doorways.

Garden Visiting Pod

Finishing touches

Interior surfaces were lined with PVC interlocking wall and ceiling panels and interlocking composite floor panels to provide a waterproof and sanitisable surface. The feature wall natural stone effect creates an attractive and homely feel to this cosy sanctuary where residents and their loved ones can once again enjoy meeting in a Covid-safe way with an acrylic screen and integrated intercom, connecting the visitors to the Garden Pod with staff in the main building.





TurnAid Case Study – Spinal Cord Fracture and Paralysis

CASE STUDY 2 – Arthur’s Story: How the TurnAid can be used with a paralysis condition

TurnAid Case StudyArthur is a 72-year-old gentleman who lives with his wife and two children. In 2012, Arthur experienced a fall from a height of 4 foot resulting in a fracture to C2 and C3 of his spinal cord. Unfortunately, this resulted in paralysis from his shoulders down.

After 5 months in hospital, Arthur was discharged home with essential equipment and required full time care and support with all activities of daily living. A care package was set up with one carer attending each day from 8am – 10pm and a second carer visited for 3 hours a day to support Arthur alongside the first carer with personal care and transfers. Arthur’s wife Janice also provides regular assistance with many tasks including manual handling tasks.

Arthur did not require any care at night, advising that he was able to remain on his back throughout the night until the carers arrived to assist him in the morning.


In April 2017, an incident occurred which resulted in Arthur being unable to tolerate lying on his back, as this causes him immense pain and discomfort. As a result, Arthur has to lie on his side. Due to the significant amount of pressure placed on either shoulder at any one time, he is unable to tolerate this for more than an hour and a half maximum. Arthur is unable to shift his weight or turn and reposition himself independently and is therefore fully dependent on carers to assist with all manual handling tasks, such as turning him from one side to the other. Arthur explained that each movement caused severe pain, however if he could be rolled consistently in one movement the pain was reduced.

The frequency and technique required meant that one carer could no longer manage alone, so the care package was consequently increased to two carers 24 hours a day. Although this was an improvement, there were still a lot of inconsistencies when being turned due to the techniques used and the slightly different way in which each carer works. This meant Arthur was still experiencing a great deal of pain when being turned.

Another concern for Arthur and his family was the sudden increase in carers present in their home at all hours of the day and night. This reduced his opportunity to have uninterrupted family time.

An assessment for the TurnAid was requested with the hope it would make the movement more consistent. This would reduce the pain experienced by Arthur and the difficulties experienced by the carers and Arthur’s wife when turning Arthur in bed every hour and a half throughout the day and night. In addition, it was hoped that use of this patient turner would reduce the care package.


The TurnAid was installed. A demonstration was carried out to the carers, Arthur, and his wife Janice on the safe use of TurnAid and how to change the sheets.

The first roll carried out using the TurnAid allowed a smooth turn from one side onto his back before using the system to turn Arthur onto his other side. Arthur immediately reported that using TurnAid allowed him to turn with approximately 70% less pain than he usually experienced. A trial was then carried out of a full turn from one side to the other without stopping in the middle to reduce the need to place pressure on his back for any length of time. This turn went very smoothly, and Arthur reported that the uninterrupted turn made the experience much quicker, less painful and was therefore more bearable than the previous methods used.

During a follow up call soon after provision, Arthur advised that he was benefitting greatly from TurnAid advising that he experiences fewer spasms as he was in less pain (the usual cause of the spasms). Arthur also reported that the TurnAid allowed each movement to be consistent. Previously no two carers worked in the same way as each other, resulting in each movement being different and some more painful than others.

Arthur shared that four weeks on they have been able to reduce the night-time care to one carer and are hopeful that they will be able to reduce the daytime care as well as this will reduce the amount of people coming through the door and improve family life.

To view the TurnAid click on the link below:

Information on Paralysis Condition from NHS:


Making Care Facilities Safe For Visiting

During this unusual time we should not forget those that rely so much on interaction with family and friends for their wellbeing.  Throughout lockdown visits to care facilities were put on hold as there was no safe way to conduct  a visit without the risk of someone passing something harmful on to the most vulnerable.  As lockdown has eased people are still unsure as to whether to allow visitations to see residents or not.  This is where the idea of a Garden Visiting Pod came from.

The PodStak Garden Visiting Pod will allow safe and secure visiting all year round allowing residents of care facilities to see and speak with family and friends.  Here are a few benefits of these Pods:

  • RESTORATION OF VISITING Our Pods have been created to enable the safe restoration of visiting by friends and relatives to support and maintain the welfare of their loved ones.
  • EXCELLENT THERMAL PERFORMANCE Our Pods are constructed using Structural Insulated Panels which provide superior thermal performance, which will last the life span of the building. The structure’s solid core of polyurethane (PUR) insulation ensures the building is heated evenly throughout and remains free from cold spots and benefits from reduced heating costs. Highly efficient insulation (U-value 0.15 w/m2).
  • LOW U-VALUE WALLS & ROOF Structural Insulated Panels offer extremely high thermal performance, the Polyurethane (PUR) core of rigid insulation and OSB/3 achieves U-Values as low as 0.10 Watts per Meter Squared Kelvin (W/m²K) or better, making significant savings on your annual heating costs.
  • INTEGRAL INSULATION The insulation is integral to our SIP Building System, and therefore eliminates the need and cost for cavity insulation.
  • EXTRA FLOOR SPACE Structural Insulated Panels create more internal floor space for the same external dimensions in comparison to masonry construction. This is because a SIP structure provides excellent strength and insulation in a smaller wall section.
  • SANITISABLE INTERNAL LININGS AND ROOM DIVIDERS Fully lined wipe clean interiors and screens are available to ensure that your Garden Visiting Pod can provide a safe space for visitors, residents and staff to meet in.

In addition to the benefits of the Pod itself, we have put together a great range of interior design choices for the walls and the floor.  Here are a few reasons why you should choose our Easy Clean internal linings:

  • SANITISATION – The No. 1 priority. PVC lining is widely used in areas which require sanitisation as it provides a continuous sealed surface where microbes cannot hide.
  • DURABILITY – These will look as fresh as the day you bought them, always. Stain and scratch proof and fully water resistant they are tough enough to deal with serious commercial usage
  • HUGE VARIETY OF STYLES – This easy to clean range boasts 20 wood, stone, or masonry effect patterns, plus plain white. One of the best features about interior cladding is that you can mix and match the ranges to create a unique design statement to suite your taste.
  • LESS WORK – They wipe clean. Yes, just warm water and a bit of washing up liquid and they will look good as new every single day, no matter what you throw at them!
  • INSULATION – Yes, they will also help to add an extra layer of warmth to which ever room you choose to fit them in. Especially helpful in winter!!
  • FLAME RESISTANT – All of our interior cladding products come with Class 1 Fire certificates, no matter what the finish or design.
  • WATER RESISTANT – So important in outdoor rooms which are subject to wide variations in temperature, install interior cladding and forget about problems with damp and mildew on your walls and ceilings.

And finally here are a few points showing how important a good quality floor is when considering your Pod design:

  • THE TOUGH FLOOR Luxury Vinyl Flooring is the perfect flooring solution for any care facility, including Garden Visiting Pods. LVT provides a warm and comfortable underfoot surface that insulates sound and is sound absorbing, creating a low noise impact and making it energy efficient. Being easy to maintain and clean makes the flooring suitable for sanitisation. Its multi-layered construction preserves the finish under a PU protective coating that has built-in anti-bacterial properties making it hygienic and perfectly safe for vulnerable people.
  • THE WATERPROOF FLOOR With realistic wood, stone and marble textured surfaces and 100% water resistant composition, Luxury Vinyl Flooring is a great choice for care facilities, providing a natural touch.
  • ECONOMIC This Luxury Click Tile flooring is economic for smaller projects, offering a simple click together mechanism without the wastage or joint sealing of continuous roll widths.
  • THE 25 YEAR GUARANTEE FLOOR LVT is a durable hardwearing surface that can cope easily with more high intensity usage areas such as halls or living rooms, and it comes with a market-leading 25-year residential guarantee and 10-year high usage commercial environment guarantee.
  • LARGE RANGE OF PATTERNS Choose from a range of 14 different wood, stone and marble effect patterns to complement the design of your Visiting Pod to make a beautiful retreat for your residents and visitors to enjoy in safety.

Covid-19 – What happens after self-isolation?

The Government’s policy of slowing down the spread of the Covid-19 infection, is designed to protect the NHS from being overwhelmed. However, it is not going to limit the overall spread of the epidemic, so we need to plan for the next phase, after a short period of restriction and self-isolation. It is unsustainable economically for business operations to shut down for long periods, so inevitably people will have to go back to work soon and that is when the whole thing could get a lot worse.

One of our colleagues spoke to a stone manufacturer who has had a production guy go down with Covid-19 and he has, as a result, had to shut his production line down – costing him £100K / week!! He said that if he had known about this pod he would definitely have had one – once back up and running he wants to put one in place.


The time to be getting things in place is NOW, while businesses can prepare a robust and rigorous plan to protect their sites. Polymorit is ready to assist and work with your team on site evaluation and recommendations for screening of visitors.

For more information or a quotation contact 0330 6600 125 or view on the following link:



PodStak™ Virus Containment and Testing Facility

The concept of the Virus Containment Pod was triggered by a report of a Covid-19 carrier entering a Doctor’s Surgery and endangering the health and lives of other patients in the waiting room.

Uncontrolled spread of illness within workforce’s/venues causing facilities to go into lockdown.

We may have moved on from the days of Castles and Drawbridges, but the principle remains!


We have manufactured a bespoke testing facility to test persons who may be carrying infectious disease before encountering other personnel.


Massively reduced risk of viral contamination within workforces allowing companies to continue working and trading.

For more information or a quotation contact 0330 6600 125 or view on the following link:

PodStak Virus Containment and Testing Facilities


The Wheellator is taking off at UK Airports

Standsted and Manchester Airports are deploying the Wheellator as a unique solution, to provide greater independence for passengers with reduced mobility. Click on the following link to see article in Thiis Magazine

Demonstrating that the Wheellator walking aid is ‘going places’

New addition to the family: The iD Expert Range

Polymorit is now offering the high quality iD Expert Range of incontinence products.  This complete range of products offers comfort and consistency that other products can’t.  When it comes to incontinence it has to be right first time and this is what you can guarantee from iD Expert products.  Click below to view our catalogue which includes the iD Expert Range along with competitive prices.


Walking is the best form of exercise

blankIt’s one of the simplest forms of exercise and yet it offers so much.  We have done a bit of research and found out some interesting facts.  For instance, not only does walking have a physical impact on your body it can also have a mental impact of people.  It helps reduce depression and stress levels and improves your confidence and self-esteem.  It also helps to reduce some pain in conditions such as chronic arthritis.  Further to this, it lowers your blood sugar level.  Last but not least it helps to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and even coronary heart disease.

To help a wider range of people experience the benefits of walking, we have introduced a new and innovative product called the Wheellator.  This is a cross between a wheelchair and a rollator and is intended for extended duration walking.  People who suffer from COPD conditions or who are going through some sort of rehabilitation may struggle to get the needed amount of walking in each day to maintain a healthy body and a healthy mind.  They may lack the confidence to go out with a standard rollator.  When this happens people stop doing the things they once loved like going for walks in the country or going to the shopping mall or going for a stroll on the beach.  With the Wheellator this is now possible again.  If you feel a little tired you can sit down,  self propel using the big wheels or have somebody push you until you feel strong enough to walk a bit further.  It is not intended to be used as a wheelchair over long periods of time, just when you need a breather.  You can view more information on the Wheellator here at www.polymorit.com/product/wheellator-walking-aid.

We have included a few links below to sites with more information on the benefits of walking and walking groups.  Please take a look and see for yourself the benefits that walking can have on you and your mind.












Improving Vehicular Access

blank“It’s too hard for me to get in and out of my car!”  Losing the ability to get out and about is something which many people dread. That loss of freedom can have a detrimental effect on your general well-being. In addition to this there is a high risk of lower back strain for patients and carers when moving from a wheelchair to a car.

You’ll be glad to know, we have the solutions.

“Turning has never been so easy!”  A pair of devices that make it so much easier to access a car.  These are the originals, and still the best!  The MediDisk is used to rotate a patient from one seat to another.  The TurnEasy is used to effortlessly turn the patients’ legs into the foot well.  The TurnEasy has a padded cushion with a fleece cover for added comfort.  The restraining strap supplied attaches to the seat belt and will ensure a safe and comfortable ride.

Enjoy travelling with Polymorit!


Overcoming the fear of falling

blank“Ouch there goes my back”.  How many times have carers experienced back pain because of having to lift a patient out of a chair or out of bed?  Not only will this be causing them pain, it may be causing the patient a lot of discomfort too.  This will only lead to faster deterioration of the patient.

But you will be glad to know there is a solution.

“I feel free and confident again”.  The StandEasy can restore a patient’s confidence in their ability to stand before walking from their seat.  Wherever they can use their own motive power to get out of chairs, beds and even off the toilet, without the need for assistance, this is beneficial for the patient psychologically and physically. This product removes the danger of carers hurting themselves and patients being injured by incorrect handling.  For more information on this product search StandEasy in the search bar at the top of this page.


Breakthrough in Pressure Care!

blankPolymorit has a particular interest in Pressure Care for patients who are at risk of acquiring Pressure sores or who need treatment & are recovering from them.  Many of these conditions are avoidable and increasingly the regulations applying to care providers are focussing on whether everything possible was done to prevent the patient from acquiring pressure sores. If there are tools available for the care of patients which are not being made use of, and the patient acquires a pressure sore, then this would be classed as an avoidable incident and could result in the care provider failing to pass an inspection.

We are excited about the technological breakthrough offered by the Airospring range of pressure relieving cushions and mattress overlays utilising the patented 3D Spacer fabric. This project was developed over a 6 year period in conjunction with the University of Bolton and a team of textile specialists. The construction of the material combines 2 separately knitted fabrics with connecting strands that provide the optimum spring effect to support the user. The result is a product which performs like the best foams and gels, but is superior to both in many respects:


  • Considerably lighter, so easier to carry
  • Not sealed in plastic, so completely breathable and does not cause sweating
  • Keeps fragile skin cool and dry
  • The whole product is fully washable for decontamination
  • Isotropic construction allows the elasticated cushion cover to move in all directions, creating maximum support with minimum sheer, thereby protecting fragile skin.

If you are not already using Airospring pressure care products, you are missing a vital piece of equipment in the toolkit available to care providers.