Finally, something to be positive about!
Spring is in the air; the clocks have changed, and restrictions are being relaxed. But there’s something else to be positive about, CliniMed has launched their latest stoma pouch range – Aura Plus.
We felt we could do better for all ostomates by creating an innovative product that’s designed around what you value – security, comfort and healthy skin.
Our new pouch is designed to provide:
Martin Critchfield joined CliniMed in 2008 having previously held Finance roles with companies in the Computer Communication and Promotional Marketing industries. His first role at CliniMed was as Accounting Manager heading up the Finance team. In January 2020, Martin became Head of Finance and in September 2020, Finance Director.
He joined CliniMed as a newly qualified Chartered Global Management Accountant, and during his time at CliniMed, Martin gained a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with the Open University.
Martin is married to Tina and has two teenagers Michael and Emily as well as a very excitable Labrador/Collie cross.
From March, we were instructed as a country that people should start working from home where it was possible to do so. As a company, to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and safeguard the welfare of our staff, many of our team members began working from home.
This was a brand-new way of working for many of us, but it went incredibly well and there were no interruptions to the services we provide.
As you may have seen on our social media channels (CliniMed’s Facebook, SecuriCare’s Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) we asked some of our Patient Services and Business Development team members to send us some photos of them working from home. We thought it might be nice to share a few friendly faces that you might have spoken to throughout lockdown!
We may not be in the office right now, but we are #HereForYouFromHome.
CliniMed is monitoring the Coronavirus situation closely and taking all necessary precautions. Currently there is no impact on our ability to supply our medical devices and we will inform you if the situation changes.
Earlier in the year we set out to raise £5,000 for our Corporate Charity Partner, Macmillan Cancer Support. Our Corporate and Social Responsibility Team have been working hard to make that happen by organising monthly dress down days and other fundraisers.
Judith McDonald works in the marketing department at CliniMed. She takes care of the marketing for our continence products and was recently invited to volunteer with Back Up. Back Up exists to transform the lives of everyone affected by spinal cord injury. They deliver a range of services to build confidence and independence back into people’s lives, offering a supportive network when it’s needed most
Last year CliniMed went in to partnership with Wheelchair basketballscotland and Glasgow Rocks (formerly known as St Mirren Warriors). We’re pleased to announce that this relationship has been renewed for 2019 and are looking forward to all that it will bring.
The themes of World Ostomy Day 2018 on 6th October were ‘All In For Ostomy’ and ‘Speaking Out Saves Lives’. The CliniMed team, alongside our sister company SecuriCare, combined both concepts by wearing stoma pouches for the day. There were 3 aims: to show solidarity with the ostomy community; to gain a little more insight into the day-to-day life of our customers; and to help raise awareness, both within our own company and the outside world.
Earlier this year we launched our poetry competition in celebration of National Poetry Day. Every so often, our sister company, SecuriCare, receives a poem from a happy customer so we thought this would be the ideal opportunity to invite all CliniMed customers and SecuriCare service users to show off their creative writing skills, whilst also raising awareness for the ostomate community. The theme was ‘change’ and we suggested that poems could relate to anything from how surgery has changed your life, to how a particular product has changed your routine