Wednesday, October 12, 2011

News: Inditherm make donation to Children's Hospital


Rotherham-based Inditherm has donated a special piece of equipment to help children having surgery at The Children's Hospital, Sheffield.

The theatre department was given the £600 patient warming control unit that heats up special mattresses to control body temperature for patients under anaesthetic. Inditherm products use low voltage carbon polymer technology to provide heat and unlike other forms of heating, there are no hot spots. In addition, the system ensures that every surgical patient can be warmed at the same running cost as a light-bulb.

Denise Steel, head of operating department practitioner services at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust, said: "We are delighted with this donation and it will greatly benefit the children we treat.

"Inditherm have supplied us for many years with warming mattresses and this control unit will help us manage the seven mattresses we have.

"There are several ways to control a patient's body temperature in Theatre - like water or hot air blowers - but we've been using the mattresses for around seven years now."

Nick Bettles, chief executive officer at Manvers-based Inditherm, added: "The Children's Hospital, Sheffield, were one of the first to start using our mattresses and have always been very supportive.

"We wanted to give them something back to say thank you and show how much we value them supporting a local company."

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) gave their final approval for Inditherm's innovative medical products earlier this year. They issued guidance that supports the use of Inditherm patient warming systems for patients undergoing operations which carry risk of inadvertent hypothermia.

Inditherm website
The Children's Hospital website



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