As procedure and treatment chairs are specialised and built in lower volumes than standard stretchers, there are a smaller number of dedicated manufacturers globally. Most global brands offer a limited selection of chairs to compliment their portfolio of products or services that they promote worldwide.
Here are some of the brands that are imported into Australia which are known for their world leading design, innovation and reliability, listed below in no particular order.
Based in the USA and producing innovative, powered patient positioning helping to eliminate patient transfers, limiting the risk of injury to patients and staff while improving throughput.
Based in the USA and well known for specialty stretchers, Hausted offers a broad line of patient handling solutions with attention to detail that results in better patient care and a better working environment for the caregiver. They have helped customers improve patient throughput, efficiency and safety by reducing the number of patient transfers.
Based in the USA, the Stryker Corporation is an American multinational medical technologies corporation, and one of the world’s leading medical technology companies driven to make healthcare better. They offer innovative products and services in Orthopedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.
Based in Europe, Linet is a major European manufacturer of hospital and nursing beds. The company’s portfolio includes solutions designed for intensive care, products for regular in-bed treatment and also special beds for old people’s homes and long-term care facilities.
Based in the UK, a designer and manufacturer of medical devices for patient transport, treatment and recovery, taking pride in harnessing the latest advances in materials and technology to design and develop their products.
However, as always, a trusted brand is much more than just the label on the end of a product, so it is recommended that you do your research thoroughly and consider what is most important for you. To ensure you have made the right decision and partnered with the best brand, always make certain that;
- The entire interaction and experience is transparent.
- The live demonstrations and trials are fair.
- The cost and feature comparisons are clear.
- The expected clinical outcomes are proven, and
- The after sales service can be completely relied on for many years to come.
So, there are six other companies you could potentially consider when purchasing your procedure chairs. Hopefully this was helpful and has shed some light on the variety of options out there, as at the end of the day we want our customers to be as informed as possible.