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    ELK Lifting Cushion for the NHS

    I was very satisfied with the service I received, very helpful and friendly and very prompt dispatch of goods.
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    Case Study: Why Carecall Response Service Are Using The Mangar ELK Daily

    Carecall is a 24-hour telemonitoring and response service for older and vulnerable people in Stockport.  Established more than 20 years ago, the service is a not for profit organisation serving a region where the population of those aged 65 and over is 16.4% and the highest seen in any [...]

    ELK Lifting Cushion

    The ELK is an emergency safe patient lifting cushion that has been designed to provide a dignified lift for anyone in a medical setting that may have fallen. It is a recognised lifting aid used across NHS facilities in the UK and is considered a unique manual handling aid for all professionals in a medical setting.

    Benefits of the Elk

    The ELK safe patient manual handling equipment is designed with the healthcare professional in mind, protecting them from the risk of back injury when lifting. The ELK is for single handed care and the fallen person can be quickly and safely lifted from the floor - all at the touch of a button.

    It is the ideal lifting solution for anyone who has fallen in a confined space, such as a hospital bathroom. The fallen – and possibly injured – person can shuffle on to the ELK cushion and then assisted to sit upright by a healthcare professional. Once inflated the cushion allows the person to settle into a comfortable raised seated position and has them ready to stand in minutes.

    Who can use it?

    The ELK lifting cushion is ideal for medical professional providing a key aid in aid for lifting in a pressurised environment, and particularly where people have fallen in confined spaces such as bathrooms or hallways. It is suitable for injured and non-injured individuals, including:

    • Patients with neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Alzheimer’s and dementia and Huntington's disease.
    • Individuals with physical disabilities such as limited mobility or amputees.
    • The elderly – 30% of adults over 65 will fall at least once a year.  This rises to 50% in the over 80s.
    • Plus Size or bariatric patients who face daily mobility challenges and will often find it difficult to get back on their feet when they fall – even though they are uninjured.

    Special features

    The ELK is particularly compact and lightweight (weighing only 3.6 kgs/8 lbs).

    • One size fits all - The ELK can lift the most fragile person up to plus size individuals weighing 450kg (70 stone).
    • Its unique design means it can be used inside or outside and is particularly effective in small confined spaces such as the bedroom, bathroom or hallway where alternative lifting devices may not be suitable.
    • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
    • The ELK is inflated using a battery operated Airflow compressor.
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    ELK Lifting Cushion for the NHS

    The ELK is a compact, battery powered lifting cushion.

    If someone falls over and they can shuffle on to the cushion or be rolled on from the recovery position and assisted to sit upright then the Elk can then be inflated at the touch of a button with someone supporting the individual from behind to bring them to a raise seated position ready to stand.

    This product includes the Airflo 24 compressor.

    Technical Info
    Maximum User Weight:

    450kg (70 stone)

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    Deflated Folded Dimensions:

    62cm x 26cm x 11.5cm



    "I was very satisfied with the service I received, very helpful and friendly and very prompt dispatch of goods."
    Mrs Doe,

    "The sales assistant on the telephone was very good and helpful with the replacement needed being arranged and delivered very quickly. Thank you."
    Mrs Ann Watson,

    "After trying to order a replacement battery at my local mobility shop and being told it would take 2-3 weeks to deliver, I was most impressed that my phone call to you produced a delivery in 2 days and at nearly half the price!"
    Mrs J Sysum,

    "The service of all your staff has been first-class throughout, very helpful and extremely quick. Thank you."
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