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GERALD SIMONDS HELPS PARALYMPIC CHAMPION IN HER QUEST FOR GLORY

GERALD SIMONDS HELPS PARALYMPIC CHAMPION IN HER QUEST FOR GLORY

Gerald Simonds is delighted to be assisting Paralympic gold medallist Karen Darke as she prepares for Tokyo 2020 and her latest Quest79 challenges.

A climbing accident when she was 21 left Karen paralysed from the chest down but she has refused to let that stop her living life to the full. Karen is part of the British para-cycling team and followed up her silver medal success at London 2012 with gold medal glory in the hand-cycling time trial in Rio and is now in training for the 2020 Games in Tokyo. In addition to her hectic training and competition schedule, Karen has also set herself a target of completing nine endurance cycling events in seven continents before the 2020 Games as part of her Quest79 campaign.

Throughout her para-cycling career, one problem Karen has found chal ...
Aug 2018

EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR AGREEMENT FOR AXIOM CUSHIONS

EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR AGREEMENT FOR AXIOM CUSHIONS

Gerald Simonds Healthcare Signs Exclusive Distributor Agreement For Axiom Cushions With James Leckey Design Gerald Simonds Healthcare is delighted to announce that is has been appointed as the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for the all-new Axiom wheelchair cushion range.

This new seating line has been developed by James Leckey Design’s USA partner Ki Mobility, and whilst Leckey will offer the cushions as an option for its configured Ki Mobility Wheelchairs, Gerald Simonds Healthcare will be solely responsible for the sale and distribution of Axiom Cushions in the UK and Ireland.

"The Axiom cushion range sits perfectly within our product portfolio and we are delighted to have signed this agreement. At Gerald Simonds we believe in only partnering with manufacturers and dis ...
Aug 2018

GERALD SIMONDS AWARDED INTERNATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD ISO 9001:2015

GERALD SIMONDS AWARDED INTERNATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD ISO 9001:2015

Gerald Simonds is delighted to announce that its Quality Management System has achieved accreditation to the latest international Quality Standard ISO 9001:2015. The award was presented to Brett Gilham, the company's Strategic Operations Manager at a recent awards ceremony and is the result of over two years’ work by the company to transition to the new version of the standard. Gerald Simonds Healthcare has continuously held accreditation to ISO 9001 and its predecessor Standards for over 20 years.

"The new Standard provides a clear framework for organisations to ensure their management system is robust and flexible enough to help them be resilient and sustainable in the long term. The very nature of our business in the mobility industry means that we are a very customer focussed ...
Jul 2018

GERALD SIMONDS HELPS MITCH PLAN FOR THE FUTURE WITH THE LEVO LAE STANDING WHEELCHAIR

GERALD SIMONDS HELPS MITCH PLAN FOR THE FUTURE WITH THE LEVO LAE STANDING WHEELCHAIR

Four years ago, Mitch Chalmers from Midsomer Norton near Bath suffered a spinal cord injury while taking part in a motor cross event.  At the time Mitch was employed as a plasterer and spent any spare time and weekends taking part in events across Europe.

Mitch's accident resulted in him being left paralysed from the chest down and having to re-evaluate his life and plan for the future, especially what he could do for a living.  He explains: "I loved plastering as no two days were the same in terms of location and projects and accepting I would also probably never ride a motor cross bike again was a huge blow, because I had been riding bikes from the age of eight.  But I was determined that just because I was paralysed I would still have a career which I enjoyed&quo ...
Mar 2018

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 a ...
Nov 2017

The latest issue of Spokesman is now available to read online

The latest issue of Spokesman is now available to read online

Read the latest news on new products and stories about the lives and experiences of our customers.from Canadian manufacturer Motion Composites.

This issue contains interviews with Paralympian Karen Darke and her latest quest, as well as news on the latest line of wheelchairs to join the Gerald Simonds range from Canadian manufacturer Motion Composites.

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Jul 2017

New Carbon Fibre Wheelchairs added to the range!

New Carbon Fibre Wheelchairs added to the range!

We are excited to have launched the lightest folding frame wheelchairs that we have ever had in our range, from Canadian manufacturer Motion Composites.

Specialists in using carbon fibre, one of the strongest, yet lightest, materials on earth along with engineering excellence and the latest high technology processes Motion Composites have created a range of wheelchairs that are claimed to be the lightest in class.

The Veloce revolutionises how people should view folding wheelchairs, with the sleek look and efficient performance of a rigid framed chair, it folds to fit in any vehicle with a transport weight* of just 11lbs (5.1kg). The frame is made from High-Modulus Carbon T700, renowned for its strength and vibration dampening properties.

The Helio comes in three versions, t ...
Jun 2017

Smart Drive now with Push Tracker!

Smart Drive now with Push Tracker!

The new bracelet design comes with many new feature with key benefits including:

  • New tap to go function – making it far easier to accelerate through speeds, particularly with impaired hand function or strength.
  • LCD on bracelet displaying: time, number of pushes, battery levels, coast time and distance.
  • Ability to programme SmartDrive functions from setting menu such as: Max speed, Acceleration, tap sensitivity and control mode (indoor/outdoor).
  • IOS App for further ease of use and recording of trips and distance travelled on maps.
  • Android App available soon!
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Mar 2017

Relax with Trulife range of wheelchair cushions

Relax with Trulife range of wheelchair cushions

Always looking for new and innovative products to add to our range that enhance the independence and comfort for wheelchair users, we are excited to launch the Relax Range of pressure relieving wheelchair cushions from manufacturer Trulife.

Trulife is an internationally based and managed group engaged in the creation, development and manufacture of niche healthcare products. In 1958 Trulife created the world’s first commercially successful external breast prosthesis, and today, almost 60 years later, enjoys a reputation as a world-class manufacturer of silicone-based healthcare and medical products.

Their expansion into the development of pressure-relieving products began over 20 years ago when starting to pursue other uses for silicone, borne organically from their expertise ...
Aug 2016

Introducing EMYS

Introducing EMYS

Tarta Design create beautiful backrests out of a philosophy based on simplicity, flexibility, comfort, innovation and freedom. What more can you ask of a backrest? EMYS is lightweight, flexible, breathable, comfortable and oh so stylish.

The central column of spring steel allows the backrest to flex and twist, aiding freedom of movement whilst maintaining postural support.

» More details or contact us for a trial.

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May 2016

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