Winter Vaccines… Nhs have allocated a day (12 November) at the BCC Hub to get your winter vaccines.
If you already have an appointment date booked in Inverness and would prefer a local venue you can access the booking portal online to change this or phone the vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013.
Our huge thanks to Whitebridge Hotel for all their support!
Boleskine Community Care recognising the enormous benefit to our carers and the cared for in our community has set itself the task of raising funds over the coming year so that we can have a portable lifting device within the community which is quickly accessible to our carers – or others should they need it.
Please read about the benefits below and look out for our fundraising activities throughout the year…
Mangar Elk Floor Lifts – Safe Patient Lifting
Manual handling regulations and correct manual handling techniques, specifically for lifting fallen people from the floor, are a daily challenge for many who work in a healthcare environment. It’s the repetitive nature of lifting that causes musculoskeletal injury and high rates of work-related sickness among healthcare professionals due to patient lifting injuries is a global problem. In the UK, HSE estimate 1.5 million days are lost to work related musculoskeletal injury annually.
The chance of an injury to a healthcare worker reduces by up to 41% when a lifting device is readily available.
Prices ranging from £1500.00 to £1,800.00
The ELK is a compact, battery powered lifting cushion.
If someone falls over and they can shuffle on to the cushion or be rolled on from the recovery position and assisted to sit upright then the Elk can then be inflated at the touch of a button with someone supporting the individual from behind to bring them to a raise seated position ready to stand.
This product includes the Airflo 24 compressor