The Gift of Sight Tour of the Lab

The Gift of Sight Tour of the Lab

Earlier this year (in July) we ran a campaign for the Southampton based charity Gift of Sight.
 
The Gift of Sight appeal funds world class and life-changing research into the prevention and treatment of blindness in adults and infants. The team carries out their research at Southampton General Hospital with the aim to help those that suffer from macular degeneration, nystagmus, inherited retinal disease, glaucoma and more.
 
To raise funds for the charity we pledged that we would donate £2 from every OSKA Series2-V2 pressure care mattress sold during the month.
 
Over the course of July, we managed to raise £128 for The Gift of Sight.
 
To say thank you, The Gift of Sight invited us to Southampton General Hospital on an extraordinary special tour around their high-tech labs where they would discuss how much every penny means to the charity. The scientists that are working on treatments showed and described to us their average day ranging from cutting eye tissue with an incredibly precise slicing machine to, growing artificial cells in extremely controlled environments. 
 
The Gift of Sight is a great cause and the tour proved just how much the donation could help change lives.
Well done to the team and a huge thank you to all of those who were involved, providing care where it matters most.
Find out more about the charity by visiting this link to The Gift of Sight page
Rapid Relief Team show support for The Sussex Snowdrop Trust

Rapid Relief Team show support for The Sussex Snowdrop Trust

Tom Carron, Local Team Leader for Rapid Relief Team in Bognor Regis, presents a cheque for £660 to Diana Levantine, Co-Founder and CEO of The Sussex Snowdrop Trust, on 18th August 2017. 

Tom and his team supported the Grand Finale event of Mick’s March on 14th July 2017.  Rapid Relied Team provided all the food, and donations received for the BBQ meals and drinks were given to The Sussex Snowdrop Trust to help them in their amazing work, providing care for terminally ill children in Sussex. 

Well done Tom!

 

Picture L-R:Sacha Napthine, Kieran Napthine, Tom Carron, Diana Levantine.
Picture: Nathan Page
OSKA Series2-V2 pressure relieving mattress

OSKA Series2-V2 pressure relieving mattress

An outstanding specialist foam mattress suitable as an aid in the prevention and treatment of pressure damage up to and including category 2.

With official statistics showing that 85% of pressure ulcers are category 1 or 2, this innovative mattress will help dramatically reduce the need for air mattresses.

The OFFLOADER™ function can be used to suspend the heel for ‘zero pressure’ making it suitable as an aid in the prevention and treatment of heel ulcers up to and including category 4.

The specialist top foam layer has excellent microclimate management properties as well as providing ultimate patient comfort.

%

Can reduce air mattress usage by

Overview
Prevention: Very High Risk
Treatment: Category 2
Comfort: StarStarStarStarStar
Type: Replacement
 

 Heel Relief Slope

Fire evacuation base

Anti-shear system

Welded seams on cover

 Very soft and strong

 4-way stretch hygiene covers

 Vapour permeable cover

 Waterproof tested to ISO16603

 Washable cover to 95°C and suitable tumble dry

 OFFLOADER™ – can be rolled for offloading heels

 Ideal for use on profiling beds

 V-Guard Technology cover

Max user weight: 130kg/20.5st
Sizes: 88x200x14cm (Profiling bed)
  120x200x14cm (Bariatric)

Offload the pressure

 

Use the OSKA™ Offloader to change the positioning of your patient to stop the pressure building up. Simply unzip the mattress cover and roll the top layer of soft British foam on itself.

 

 

Heel Relief Slope

 

The mattress is crafted with a 5° decline at the foot end, this assists in the prevention of pressure ulcers in one of the most vulnerable areas on the body.

 

 

Fire Evacuation base

 

In the event of a fire, use the mattress to help evacuate your patient with our unique and innovative evacuation straps. Simply pull out the straps and secure your patient to the mattress using the velcro fasteners. Carry handles are located on the outer side of the mattress to allow you to move your patient safely.

 

THE ULTIMATE MATTRESS COVERS

I am interested in purchasing and donating to the Gift of Sight

7 + 7 =

Giving to the Gift of Sight

Giving to the Gift of Sight

The Gift of Sight appeal was established with the aim of funding world-class research into the prevention and treatment of blindness.

Their research team is dedicated to furthering the understanding of the causes of blinding eye diseases and working towards potential treatments and therapies.

The Gift of Sight Eye Research Centre is based at Southampton General Hospital in Hampshire, United Kingdom. Their areas of research are age-related macular degeneration, nystagmus, inherited retinal diseases, glaucoma and conditions which affect a huge number of patients throughout the UK.

To help raise funds for the charity oiiocare have teamed with OSKA to come up with the following campaign.

For every OSKA Series2-V2 pressure care mattress sold between 01st -31st July 2017 by oiiocare and OSKA, we shall donate £2 to the Gift of Sight appeal.

By doing this we shall be helping Gift of Sight fund the research laboratories that are developing cures and finding ways to prevent blindness.

          Find out more about the Gift of Sight

          Find out more about the OSKA Series2-v2 mattress now

        Purchase the Series2-V2