November 17th brings the annual Stop the Pressure Ulcer Day, helping to generate more awareness on, you guessed it, pressure ulcers.
A frequently occurring health problem, pressure ulcers are painful, costly and represent a reduced quality of life and are a major burden to their sufferers.
Research provided by NHS Midlands an East show that 80 to 90% of pressure ulcers are easily avoidable, proving how important quality health care and equipment is.
In the United Kingdom (UK) pressure ulcers cost up to 4% of the annual health care budget (or £750 million annually) with expenses estimated at £30,000 per individual pressure ulcer. When community health care costs are added to hospital costs, pressure ulcers consume up to £2.1 billion of the National Health Service (NHS) budget*.
Harvest Healthcare are proud to show their support to the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Board and the research they carry out into pressure ulcers across the world.
It is important for sufferers to receive proper care and comfort to ease the pain and treat pressure ulcers. We have a range of active and static mattress, which provide the necessary support needed to relieve pressure as and when required.
Whilst Harvest Healthcare cannot provide advice and support on treating pressure ulcers, we have a dedicated team able to provide full details on our pressure relieving products.
For more information on our products, please contact us and help to Stop the Pressure.