Highgate Healthcare raise the standard of RFDS lifting system.

Working with the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) to install new lifting and safe handling systems, Highgate Healthcare is quite literally raising the standard of health care provision, both in the air and on the ground.

Anthony Joyce, Director of Highgate Healthcare, said that it’s been a great honour for his team to be involved in providing solutions for the new “state of the art” RFDS Central Operations facility at Adelaide Airport.

“The RFDS gave us the challenge of moving patients from their resuscitation area into their bathroom area,” he said

“It’s a challenge we accepted eagerly – it’s our mission to provide better quality solutions for our clients and carers.”

Installing a Duracare Ceiling Hoist system and Pressure Care Chair system at the new facility, Rosemary Moyle, Manager, Health Services Education and Development at the RFDS said that Highgate Healthcare have solved a real challenge for her and the RFDS team.

“This is a new innovation for us, within our service, and it will provide a lot more flexibility in how we manage patient care, patient comfort, and transfer of patients,” she said.

“Previously it was quite difficult to lift patients so it required a number of personnel to do it safely.

“We didn’t have a device to transfer them from the bed to the toilet for example, it was all reliant on the patient’s ability to move for themselves.”

Installing a Duracare Ceiling Hoist system and Pressure Care Chair system at the new facility, Rosemary Moyle, Manager, Health Services Education and Development at the RFDS said that Highgate Healthcare have solved a real challenge for her and the RFDS team.

Driven by providing the best solutions for healthcare providers and carers, Anthony said it’s great to see Highgate Healthcare’s products making a difference.

"We have a passion for helping people, it’s great to be able to improve the lives of carers as they devote their lives to caring for others."

“It’s a pleasure to be a part of that journey, to see the rates of injury decrease, seeing their lives improve and letting them get on with doing what they really love doing – and that’s caring for people.”