"“The Camel Lifting Cushion continues to be very good. We have no trained all our staff on using it and it will be very beneficial for the future”"
Alice Cann, Deputy Manager, Llanfair Grange,
"“The Camel Lifting Cushion is a very useful addition to our care home and will come in very handy.”"
Ann Chapman, Registered Manager, Bondlondeb,
"“I found the training on the Camel Lifting Equipment extremely beneficial.” "
Ashley Davies, Care Home Manager, Magnolia House,
"“Thank you very much for the training today. Thank Dan it was very well presented and very informative.” "
Nicola Morgan, Ystrad Fechan Care Home,
"“We are using the ISTUMBLE chart and Camel Lifting Cushion and they are working well at avoiding 999 calls for sure! We just had a chap have a seizure in Wentworth Lodge,– we were able to lift him with a lifting device – and although he did need hospital treatment anyway because of the length of seizure – the ambulance crew were very pleased he is up off the floor! – Who would have thought within one hour of the training we would be using it! Thanks Andrew!”
Toby Stockton, Ty Draw Lodge Residential Home,
"Within a year of introducing the ELK, sickness had reduced by 10% saving the service over £300,000"
South Western Ambulance,
"‘I was surprised how strong and durable the cushion is and how easy it is to use. It’s a handy piece of equipment for the team to have and will help protect us from potential injuries and provide a safe lift for our patients.’"
Nick Richards Ozzati, Community First Responder
"We received a complaint from a member of the public that an elderly relative had fallen in the hospital during visiting time. They had asked staff for help to get up and been lifted using a hoist.
This had caused the elderly visitor some distress. They felt a hoist was undignified and shouldn’t be used on ‘non-patients’.
I had come across the Mangar Camel before and recognised that for uninjured people who have fallen, an inflatable lifting cushion provides a comfortable, dignified lift while still protecting staff from injury.
I recommended the introduction of Camels into our hospitals. We now keep the lifting cushions stored centrally and easily accessible on medical wards."
Kevin, Good Hope Hospital
"Using the Mangar lifting cushions means our residents can be raised to their feet with minimal fuss. They are comfortable, dignified and don’t feel as though they are causing a scene and upsetting fellow residents. This means anxiety levels are kept to a minimum, which is vital for anyone with dementia."
Delroy Bonnitto, Perry Tree Centre
"More often than not, if we call an ambulance they will take the resident to hospital to be checked out, which means they may spend many hours waiting in A&E.
The Camel lifting cushion has given us the option of performing the lift ourselves, with minimal fuss and in no time at all a resident can safely return to their apartment or bedroom."
Cathy Goldsmith, Richmond Retirement Village