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BHTA LAUNCH NEW PRESSURE ULCER PAPER

BHTA LAUNCH NEW PRESSURE ULCER PAPER

In the UK, around 400,000 individuals develop a new Pressure Ulcer annually. The cost to the NHS is in the range of 2.6 billion and this is rising all the time.

It is estimated that one in five hospital inpatients has a Pressure Ulcer (Clark et al,2004) - this represents at least 20,000 hospital patients in the UK at any time. In the UK, around 400,000 individuals develop a new Pressure Ulcer annually. The cost to the NHS is high, primarily because prolonged hospital treatment is needed in serious cases and those at risk must be protected. The annual cost is in the range of 2.6 billion.

BHTA have produced this guidance document that identifies immediate cash releasing savings of 270m per annum are available to the NHS by adoption of the simple preventative actions repeated and highlighted in this report.

To read the full report click on the link here

At Gerald Simonds Healthcare we specialise in pressure relieving wheelchair cushions and our Seating Specialists offer impartial advice to help users find the best solution for their pressure care needs. Click here to view the range of solutions available on our website or please contact us on Freephone 0800220975 to arrange an appointment with a Seating Specialist in your area.

Worldwide STOP THE PRESSURE DAY is on 16th November 2017 - Prevention not cure.

Nov 2017

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