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An introduction to the new and exciting Carelex webinar series

This new educational series is aimed at Clinicians to refresh existing knowledge and skills, but also share new hints and tips along the way. Please contact us to sign up and ensure that you do not miss our webinar announcements.

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Introducing the Helapet Type 2R Surgical Facemask

Helapet is excited to announce a new addition to our range of facial protective apparel. Our new Surgical Facemask is a Type 2 R facemask, designed to provide comprehensive nose and mouth protection during surgical and general medical procedures.

The facemask’s liquid resistance provides a vital barrier against contaminated body fluid splashes from the patient and the risk of contamination from infected moisture droplets. The facemask boasts a high bacterial filter performance of more than 99% granting enhanced protection and exceeding EN14683 Type IIR standards.

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Infection Prevention – CareFlex Fabric Range

Infection prevention and control is a current key objective and crucial to reducing the risk of transmitting the COVID-19 virus. To help in hospital settings or multi-user environments, where attention to infection control is critical, CareFlex are able to offer infection control covers. We have replaced Velcro in all exposed areas with plastic profile fittings and zips and minimised exposed seams.

We use a support surface Dartex® fabric that provides the optimal barrier to prevent the spread of infection and the Shield Plus™ Anti-Microbial technology on our vinyl range has already been through independent testing against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus strain, to reassure our clients of the effectiveness of our vinyl range against the rise of new contagious diseases.

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Helapet 2020-21 Catalogue available to download now!

Our latest edition of the Helapet Product Catalogue has arrived!

Packed full with an extensive portfolio of quality medical and cleanroom consumables, tested and validated for critical environment activities.

Available to download now!

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Meet the new Welland Medical MD

“Not in a million years!” is how Welland Medical’s new Managing Director, Samantha Jackson, responds through a smile when asked if she thought she’d still be a the company, let alone MD, 13 years after her first day in the office.

Having joined as a Product Manager in 2007, Samantha grew and developed alongside Welland. As the Company expanded so did her skills and knowledge.  She took on the role of Sales & Marketing Manager in 2010, then Sales & Marketing Director in 2015.  During this time, she became a CMI Chartered Manager and earned an MBA and her Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.

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Stoma Patient Journey Workshop For Health And Procurement Professionals

This course has been specifically designed for Stoma Care Nurses and procurement professionals to develop their understanding of a stoma patient’s journey.

Please follow the link below for more information or to register your place.

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Hydrokem achieves Gold Award in customer satisfaction

In our 2020 annual customer survey, carried out independently and in compliance with ISO/TS10004:2018 Quality Management System Guidelines, we achieved a Gold Award. This highlights the focus and commitment we have to servicing our customers.

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Helapet Ltd – Notice of Closure – Monday 11th May 2020

We would like to inform our customers that we will be closed on Monday 11th May 2020 as we conduct systems updates. We will therefore have an extended closure period starting on Bank Holiday Friday 8th May.

Normal order and shipping operations will resume on Tuesday 12th May.

To receive orders during this time period please kindly inform our sales office in advance by placing your order with us by 2pm on Thursday 7th May.

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Apr 2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement from Helapet Ltd

Please read our statement via the link below.

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COVID-19: UK Manufacturing Continues

If you are concerned about access to Welland Medical stoma care products over the coming months, rest assured that we are fully operational and manufacturing our full range of products.

The whole company are designated as key workers, and despite the challenges of lockdown we are still manufacturing in the UK and shipping to all our markets.

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Production Manager stays on

Friday, 24 April 2020 should have been the last day at work for Paul Costigan, Production Manager of our manufacturing facility in Crawley. Paul had been with Welland Medical for 4 years. He and his wife relocated to the Isle of Wight at the start of the year, and he had a new job lined up within walking distance of his new home.

Then coronavirus happened. It put Paul in a situation he’d never faced in his 30 years in operations management.

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We Are Open & We Will Support You

On the afternoon of the 14th April we had a call from a patient’s daughter, desperate to get her mum out of hospital but requiring Specialist Seating with Tilt-in-Space to do so. A remote assessment was carried out that afternoon and a chair delivered the next day. Not only has this freed up vital NHS bed capacity but it has also enhanced that vulnerable person’s quality of life and enabled them to get home.

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Hydrokem Aerosols: Coronavirus update

We would like to inform all our customers and suppliers that “Hydrokem Aerosols” is regarded as an “Essential Supplier” and, as such, our manufacturing operations remain open.

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Postural Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, adhering to important government guidelines to stay at home means we may be sitting and lying more than usual. Individuals with conditions that affect their movement, especially those who have difficulty changing their own position, could therefore be at an increased risk of postural deterioration. Ultimately, this will impact on their physiological function and increase their risk of developing pressure injuries.

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Helapet Puts a Cap on Contamination: Integrity Closure of Pre-filled Syringes

Helapet PharmaPack® BD Luer Lock Syringes in combination with our select range of syringe endcaps are proven to deliver validated physical and microbiological integrity closure for the approved production of injectable medicines.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update For Customers And Supply Chain Partners

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.

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FMP – Essential Supplier Coronavirus Update

We would like to inform all of our customers and suppliers at this difficult time that FMP is regarded as an “Essential Supplier” and as such our manufacturing operations will remain open and we will continue to supply medical devices to our valued customers.

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Covid-19 Update – we continue to manufacture

The current situation surrounding COVID-19 is evolving on a daily basis. The Health, Safety and Wellbeing of our Employees, Customers and Partners is of the utmost importance to us and we are reviewing this situation daily. We have been in contact with our key suppliers and have sufficient materials stocks within the supply chain to mitigate any unforeseen materials issues.

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Careflex Limited: Appointment of Director

With effect from March 1st 2020, Craig Downton joined the board of Careflex as Sales and Marketing Director.

Craig, a Chartered Marketer, joined the company in April 2018 as Sales and Marketing Manager. We are delighted to welcome him to the board, where he will assume greater authority in determining the company’s future.

Craig’s career to date includes directorship of a supplier of bespoke cots and beds for adults and children with special needs and a management role for a supplier of special needs equipment for children. In his earlier career, Craig gained experience in the banking industry and communications.

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Helapet deliver chemical protective apparel for microbiology testing initiative in India

Demonstrating our commitment to supporting customer health and protection, we recently responded to a request from a gentleman on his way to Khristiya Seva Niketan Hospital, a small mission hospital in West Bengal, India. The purpose of his visit was to introduce microbiology testing to KSN Hospital’s small pathology laboratory, which required some personal protective clothing for his colleagues. We were delighted to assist him and delivered chemical protective Tyvek Lab Coats

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The Nurses Who Most Inspired Me

Catherine Atkinson has been working in the stoma care field for more than ten years. Here she shares who it was that inspired her and why the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife is important to her

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Welland Medical follows its heart to support local hospice

It all began with a local art trail, organised by St. Catherine’s Hospice, which captured our heart during its 10-week duration.

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A Halloween Trip to Romania…

Colleagues from the UK and the Netherlands recently supported our Romanian distributor, Ortoprofil at their biannual nurse symposium. Over 150 nurses attended the two-day charity event, with key discussions on improving the lives of ostomates in Romania.

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UltraFrame & Colostomy UK – a rugby video

SecuriCare is the gold sponsor of Colostomy UK’s rugby team, Team Colostomy UK. This summer, the team took on the Chorley Panthers in a thrilling match held in Lancashire. Three players wore UltraFrame, our film flange extender, during the game and shared their thoughts on it on video, which you can view on our YouTube account via the link below.

 The next Team Colostomy UK match is on Saturday 9th November vs Aldershot and Fleet RLFC.    

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Introduction of Laser Coding

To ensure compliance with new GS1 barcoding requirements for medical devices, two laser coders have been purchased by Hydrokem for applying 2D barcodes and human readable data onto the base of cans.

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Hydrokem celebrates its 40th Anniversary

 Hydrokem Aerosols was incorporated in September 1979 and to celebrate the 40th Anniversary, a day of fun has been organised for all its employees on 3rd October. Planned activities include team building exercises and a local quiz with prizes aplenty. This is also an opportunity to thank everyone for their significant contribution to growing the business since it was acquired by Clinimed (Holdings) Limited in February 2018.

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Clean it first with new SteriClean® Neutral Detergent

Helapet are delighted to introduce our new SteriClean® Neutral Detergent Spray. A sterile, PH neutral, non-ionic detergent with low residues, designed to work alongside our exclusive SteriClean® range of sterile alcohol disinfectants in critically controlled environments

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Transforming Lives: Callum’s Story

Callum is a 20 year old gentleman who enjoys spending time with his family. He lives at home and attends college five days a week. Jean, Callum’s grandmother, got in touch with us to say how thankful the family were for Callum’s new CareFlex chair. Callum wants to share his story in the hope that it can help someone else.

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CliniMed London to Paris Bike Ride Fundraiser for Macmillan

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.

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Welland In Rome

We were delighted to exhibit at the 14th European Council of Enterostomal Therapists (ECET) congress in Rome on 23rd-26th June 2019.

Members from our marketing, sales, and research and development teams travelled to Italy for the biennial congress. They met with representatives from our Italian, Portuguese, German, Spanish and Norwegian distribution partners, who joined them to highlight our innovative range of stoma care solutions to medical professionals from around the world.

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Helapet launches new product datasheet library

We are delighted to announce that we have fully revised all our product datasheets, giving them a brand new format and look, presenting more detailed information in a colour-coded A4 document.

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Securicare Events

SecuriCare regularly run and support a range of events for ostomates and those with continence issues. These events are held in locations across the UK, on a variety of dates and times and have differing themes – so hopefully there is something to suit everybody. SecuriCare events provide a great opportunity to meet other people with stomas or continence issues in comfortable surroundings, plus get advice and product information from your local product specialist.

Follow the link for May-October 2019 dates and information.

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Stoma Care E-learning Re-accreditation from the ASCN

We’re proud to announce that our free eLearning course, an Introduction to Stoma Care, has been re-endorsed by the Association of Stoma Care Nurses. This exciting endorsement is valid until April 20120.

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Volunteering with Back-Up

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

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Sweden Launches Aurum Profile

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CliniMed and Wheelchair Basketball in 2019

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.

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Changing Donna’s Life

The HydroTilt XL chair helped Donna to lead a meaningful family life. Read Donna’s story.

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Meet a Patient Careline Team Member

Putting you first: when you contact us, you’ll be talking to one of our team of specialist advisors who understand stoma care and incontinence needs.   “It’s great when you can turn things around and help people find the right products and make a real difference to their daily lives.” – Annette Calam, Patient Careline Team Member  

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New Single Use Sterile Goggles from Helapet

  Quality disposable protection for your eyes and your cleanroom. Choose Helapet Sterile Single Use Goggles for optimum comfort and cleanliness in controlled working environments  

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New Helapet 2019-20 Product Catalogue Available

It’s here! We are excited to announce the release of our 2019-20 Product Catalogue. Our focus continues to be on improving customer experience and accessibility to our growing portfolio of cleanroom consumables and disposable inline disc filters. Our 52 page edition incorporates updated high quality visuals, content and navigation tools to support your purchasing needs

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Welland Medical Investing for the Future

We are delighted to unveil the latest edition in our automated manufacturing portfolio, a state of the art stoma pouch production line designed exclusively for Welland Medical. The introduction of this machine marks a pivotal investment for the company as we continue to expand our manufacturing capacity to meet the growing demand for our innovative range of stoma care solutions.

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Welland’s Charity Round-up for 2018

Improving the lives of ostomates around the world by bringing to market unique and innovative stoma care solutions is the mission of Welland Medical. The desire and commitment to support patients does not stop there, as we are passionate about helping those in need through our ongoing work with different charities. As a manufacturer of products that are available worldwide, we support charities that benefit those around the globe. During 2018, we were delighted to be able to donate over £4500 to UK based charities and work with Hand In Hand For Aid and Development (HIHFAD) and Jacob’s Well Appeal.

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New animation for Aura Flushable launched

Our flushable pouch range is an essential part of our stoma product range; these pouches not only have a practical impact on lives but an emotional one too. Working with one of our patient advocates from the ‘Freedom To Be’ campaign we have created an animated film to share Vicki’s story, which is voiced by Vicki herself.

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Meet A SecuriCare Stoma Care Nurse

SecuriCare has one of the largest independent teams of specialist Stoma Care Nurses in the NHS. Working across the UK, we employ over 40 Stoma Care Nurses.

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Helapet Exhibition Schedule for 2019

We  are pleased to announce our exhibition schedule for 2019 with our attendance at several industry events across the country. Come and meet our friendly team of experts who will be delighted to give full advice on our comprehensive range of quality cleanroom consumables and inline disc filters. Our schedule may change, so stay tuned for further updates on our website or why not sign up to our mailing list!

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Looking back on Welland Medical’s 30th year….

As we bid a fond farewell to 2018, a year full of success stories, celebrations, growth and adventure we look forward to 2019 with excitement and in anticipation for all it has in store. As we reflect on the year gone by, the lessons we have learnt and the journey we have been on we would like to share with you some of our highlights from 2018…

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Careflex launches a series of educational videos for clinicians

Careflex has launched a series of educational videos to support healthcare professionals in assessing and selecting the appropriate specialist seating solution for their patients.

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Welland Medical welcomes China aboard!

Welland Medical are delighted to announce that our innovative stoma solutions are now available in China. Welcome aboard our newest distributor, United YUYU Pharmaceutical Co.  

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Welland Medical celebrate 10 years in the Czech Republic

J+A zdravotnické potřeby are celebrating 10 years of distributing Welland Medical products in the Czech Republic. To celebrate our 10 year partnership, J+A zdravotnické potřeby invited 40 nurses and a team from Welland Medical to a 2-day Congress in Prague.

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CliniMed Team Wear Stoma Bags For World Ostomy Day 2018

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.

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2018 Poetry Competition

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

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CliniMed Ltd awarded Bucks Healthcare Trust Stoma contract

CliniMed Ltd have been awarded the contract to supply Stoma Care services for the Buckinghamshire area covering the Trust and CCG areas.

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FMP introduce flexogeaphic printing capacity

Flexible Medical Packaging have installed a new 6-colour printing machine in their Lancashire production facility. This addition enables reduced lead-times to less than 2 weeks and supports their continued focus on quality print. With a variety of in-house printing capabilities, FMP are able to offer their customers a great selection of printing options for their healthcare product packaging.

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