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Nicci Aylward-Wotton's Presentation at World Union of Wound Healing Studies Next Tuesday

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If you are attending the 5th Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Studies next week in Florence, we recommend catching the short oral presentation that will be given by Nicci Aylward-Wotton (Tissue Viability Nurse of the year 2016).

Her presentation entitled "Can Xsensor ForeSite PT Facilitate Patients' and Carers' Decision Making in Pressure Ulcer Prevention in the Community Using Continuous Pressure Monitoring?" will be hosted during session 2C in Hall Raffaello, on Tuesday September 27th, between 2:00pm and 6:00pm.

Go along and hear the findings Nicci has to share.

    • Nicci Aylward-Wotton

Patient Safety? How new technologies can deliver improved patient outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention.

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On August 22nd 2016 Salford University and Sumed are hosting a free pressure ulcer prevention education day - "Patient Safety? How new technologies can deliver improved patient outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention."
Including presentations from Tissue Viability Nurse of the Year, Nicci Aylward-Wotton with demonstrations of the ground-breaking Foresite PT patient monitoring system.
This informative day will offer practical take home messages and information on technologies to improve patient safety.
For more information or to arrange your place, please call Sumed on 01457 890980 or email
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Exciting opportunity to understand new research into the causes of pressure ulcers AND EARN CPD POINTS!

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For almost 20 years, Prof. Amit Gefen – Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University and past President of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) – has been reviewing current thinking and conducting ground breaking research to try to better understand the causes of pressure ulcers.

In a series of two 1-hour lectures produced in association with Sumed, Prof. Gefen explains his research and fascinating conclusions which, he believes, can lead to increased 'safe-seating' time.

Once you've watched both lectures, simply follow the instructions to print out your self-certified CPD certificate.

Watch Prof. Gefen's thougth-provoking lectures now! 

Support 'stop the pressure' with a free bag!

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Sumed are proud to support Stop the Pressure day!

The Sumed team will be attending events around the country this week to highlight the importance of understanding and preventing pressure damage - pictures to follow!

If you would like you to show your support with a Sumed Stop the Pressure bag, just give us a call and the lucky first 50 will receive one!

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ROHO lecture series – on the road again!

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Another successful series of lectures around the country working with ROHO.

We were delighted to host a very well attended series of lectures in Salford, Warrington, Preston, Staffordshire and Dunstable last week. Darren Hammond, Senior Director of The ROHO Institute for Education, delivered thought provoking presentations on the causes of pressure damage followed by practical hands-on sessions, to multi-disciplinary audiences, including OTs, physios, TVNs, district nurses, rehabilitation engineers and community therapists.

Many thanks to both Darren and all the delegates for a really super week.

    • Darren from ROHO delivering a lecture at Salford
    • Darren from ROHO delivering a lecture at Warrington

Sumed proud to sponsor new research

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Sumed are proud to support innovative research to help to improve patient outcomes by reducing pressure damage.

Peninsula CommunityHealth (PCH) have been awarded a £50k grant from the NHS Regional Innovation Fund and will be working collaboratively with University of Plymouth, NHS England and Sumed. The grant will be used to futher work with an innovative patient pressure monitoring system called Foresite PT manuactured by Xsensor Technology Corp and will be supplied in UK and Ireland by Sumed.

Full details of the research are available in the attached press release and a copy of the provisional research presented as a poster at the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory panel meeting in Stockholm, August 2014 is also attached.  A hard copy of this poster is available from Sumed on request.

New service offered by Sumed!

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Sumed are delighted to announce that we can now offer you full servicing on electric beds, hoists,dynamic mattresses and chairs. This is in addition to our succesful clean and repair service which has been running for many years. if you would like to know more about what we can offer please give us a call on 01457 890980 or e-mail us on

Sumed® at Wounds UK Harrogate 2012 - Stand # 31

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Sumed® is delighted to announce its participation at the Wounds UK Conference Harrogate 2012 on 12th - 14th November, Harrogate International Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA, UK.

We will be on stand 31 showcasing a variety of new products including Integrity dynamic mattress, Flowform Ultra 90 presssure relieving cushion and Cilguard, our innovative soft silicone wound dressing range.

We will also be conducting live interface pressure mapping on the stand and running a competition to win a FREE delegate place at Wounds UK 2013.

For more details on these products visit our shop online.

Sumed® Executive Chairman Graham Collyer will be present himself with the rest of the friendly and knowledgeable team. Come, visit and talk to us about our new offers !

Join us on Twitter and Facebook to stay updated with the company and its products.

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Flowform® Ultra 90 Cushion now available in three new sizes

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Developed in response to customer requests, we are delighted to offer 3 new sizes for Flowform® Ultra 90 Cushions:  15" x 16", 18" x 17" and 20" x 17".

Flowform® Ultra 90 is the ultimate “easy maintenance” cushion for up to Stages 1-2 pressure damage.

Flowform® Ultra 90 is Made in Britain with prices as low as £50 per cushion depending on volume!

Click here to see more information on Flowform® Ultra 90. New literature with the new sizes on is now available from Sumed.

    • Flowform®  Ultra 90 Cushion

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Full Range of Flowform® Ultra 90 Sizes


15in x 16in x 3.5in (38cm x 38cm x 9cm) NEW!


16in x 16in x 3.5in (41cm x 41cm x 9cm)


16in x 18in x 3.5in (41cm x 46cm x 9cm)


17in x 17in x 3.5in (43cm x 43cm x 9cm)


18in x 17in x 3.5in (46cm x 43cm x 9cm) NEW!


18in x 20in x 3.5in (46cm x 51cm x 9cm)


20in x 17in x 3.5in (51cm x 43cm x 9cm) NEW!

Full Roho Brochure Now Available

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You can now download the Roho Brochure covering the full range of Cushions, Mattresses and Continuity of Care products.

The Brochure shows an ‘at-a-glance’ overview of the outstanding brand known for its revolutionary pressure relieving features. Complete with weight limits, features and warranties.

Viscotech Community Mattress

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Exciting opportunity to save money on mattresses…
Prices starting from just £110!

We are delighted to offer a brand new member of the Viscotech® family – Viscotech® Community which can be supplied with a bespoke black PU cover with personalised labelling specific to customer requirements. Viscotech® Community is a high quality castellated foam mattress with a welded PU cover and is suitable for patients up to medium risk. Give use a call today to discuss your requirements.

Prices starting from just £110 suitable for patients up to 28 Stones (178kg)

New High Risk Version up to 40 Stones (254kg) available from January 2012

    • Viscotech® Community Pressure Mapping

Important clinical announcement on efficacy

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Sumed is delighted to announce that Flowform Ultra 90® has now got proof of efficacy for use therapeutically up to Stage 1-2 pressure damage (downloadable document available from product section).

Flowform® Ultra 90 is an ideal Community cushion with no set up, adjustment or maintenance required.

Flowform® Ultra 90 pressure mapping using XSensor® Technology

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For further information or a demonstration please call SUMED on 01457 890980, Fax 01457 890990 or email


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We are delighted to offer all our Sumed Customers a ‘FREE’ Roho™ Cushion Set Up Guide.  As well as demonstrating a comprehensive step by step cushion set up procedure, complete with images to accurately visualise the process, the laminated guide also offers helpful hints on ways to ensure maximum comfort and effectiveness for the patient. 

The laminated guide also features a very useful sizing chart detailing the full range of cushion sizes available.  

Should you need any additional assistance with your cushion set up or on-going maintenance then the team at Sumed would be delighted to arrange a training session for you.  Please contact us in order to arrange an appointment.
    • Roho Set Up Guide

For your FREE Roho™ Cushion Set up Guide or to arrange an appointment please call SUMED on 01457 890980 or email


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Do you have any Roho® cushions and mattresses that are in need of our clean or repair service?

It’s that time of year when we are all thinking about spring cleaning and rejuvenation – both at home and in the well as making the most of our budgets! If your cushions, mattresses and continuity of care products need a clean and revamp, it couldn’t be easier!  Sumed® offer a complete Clean and Repair Service across the entire range of Roho® products.

Roho® cushions and mattresses are renowned for their quality and durability. To ensure your Roho® products continue to perform at their best and can be re-used safely – simply contact us to arrange to have them cleaned and repaired as necessary. They can be supplied boxed, with new user instructions and ready for immediate re-issue if required. 

Other products can also be cleaned and repaired by Sumed®, give us a call to see if we can help. 

Call us now on 01457 890980 to find out more. 

For further information please call SUMED on 01457 890980, Fax 01457 890990 or email

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    • Lady with ROHO® mattress

Prime Nest 2

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We are delighted to announce an exciting new cushion from the Sumed® portfolio. PrimeNest® 2, a low profile seating system specifically developed for the more active wheelchair user, offering excellent pressure relieving properties combined with exceptional stability. 

PrimeNest® 2 is gently contoured at the front of the cushion to provide additional comfort for the user. 

The specific combination of foam used in the production of PrimeNest®2 enables a high degree of envelopment with stability of the hips enhanced further by the shaping of the high quality durable contoured ABS* base. Primenest® 2 also has a top layer of pebbled Akton® gel which assists in the reduction of friction and sheer forces, as well as reducing shock transmission through the frame of the wheelchair. 

Primenest® 2 is available in four different sizes, 16"   square, 17" square, 18" square and 20" square, the size of the cushion  should be selected to cover the maximum seating surface of the appropriate seating area.

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    • Pressure Mapping Example

*Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene Akton is a registered trademark of Action Products Inc.Sumed is a registered trademark of Sumed International (uk) Ltd

For further information or to arrange a demonstration please call SUMED on 01457 890980, Fax 01457 890990 or email

FlowForm Ultra 90

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Sumed is delighted to launch NEW Flowform® Ultra 90, a cost effective modular cushion offering excellent pressure relief, ideal for cost effective community seating and wheelchair users.
    • Flowform®  Ultra 90 Cushion

A full range of sizes is available, ranging from 16 inches squrae, 17 inches square, 16 inches by 18 inches and 18 inches by 20 inches, all with a depth of 3.5 inches.  Flowform® Ultra 90 is suitable for clients weighing up to 20 stones (127kg) and comes with a 2 year warranty.

#Tuftane is a registered trademark of Permali Gloucester Ltd. 

Flowform is a registered trademark of Sumed International (UK) Ltd

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For further information or to arrange a demonstration please call SUMED on 01457 890980 or email


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    • ROHO® HYBRIDE ELITE® Cushion


Sumed are proud to announce the arrival of the new Roho® Hybrid Elite™ Cushion.  As its name suggests, it is a superior wheelchair cushion that combines the superb skin protection and shape matching ability achieved through utilisation of Roho® Dry Floatation technology with the stability of Jay® base technology.  This new cushion design allows for improved pelvic alignment and stability for improved position and function whilst maintaining optimal immersion and envelopment of both the ischial tuberosities and greater trochanters. 

The Roho® shape fitting cushion insert has been specifically developed for critical pressure redistribution around the pelvic area, providing the superior skin protection that Roho® is renowned for. Simply adjust the cushion insert to fit the user’s shape in order to minimise tissue deformation and maximise blood flow.
The customised Jay® contoured foam base provides alignment and control for both lower extremities and the pelvic area.  It also offers maximum skin protection by hydrostatically loading the ischial tuberosities and the posterior shelf of the greater trochanters for those users who are at high risk of breakdown. A dual valve option on the inserts allows for additional customisation to match the users specific shape and correct asymmetry if required.


Sumed is offering FREE product demonstrations so that you can see and experience the Roho® Hybrid Elite™ for yourself. The Roho® Hybrid Elite™ cushion range will be available from 1st April, so secure your demonstration by ringing us on
01457 890980
For further information and to arrange your *demonstration please call SUMED on 01457 890980 or email


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A new ‘Continuity of Care’ brochure is now available from Sumed which not only features  products from a wide range of brands within the portfolio including Roho®, TempurMed® and Action®, but also includes Sumed’s own well established ranges such as Flowform™ and Viscotech®.

Covering products ranging from toilet and bath cushions to heel and elbow pads, the brochure also details a selection of Leg spacers, Positioning Rolls, Lumbar supports and Vein cushions.

For a free copy please  send your name, address, telephone number and email details to or CALL SUMED direct on 01457 890980

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Do you have any Roho®  Cushions and Mattresses that are in need of our clean or repair service?

    • Lady with ROHO® mattress
    • Wheelchair lifestyle picture

Roho® cushions and mattresses are renowned for their quality and durability. To ensure your Roho® products continue to perform at their best and can be re used safely - simply send them off to be fully cleaned and repaired if necessary. Sumed is pleased to offer this service across the entire range of cushions, mattresses and continuity of care products.
 Call us now on 01457 890980 to find out more.
For further information please call SUMED on 01457 890980 or email


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 The end of November was a busy time for the Sumed Sales team as they delivered a series of roadshows up and down the country in conjunction with the Roho Group.
Aimed at Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Rehabilitation Engineers working in the wheelchair services and Nursing staff involved in pressure relief management, each of the five events saw a packed audience, enthralled with the days’ events.  The November 2009 roadshows, FREE to all participants, were delivered to The Northants Wheelchair Services, Havering Wheelchair Services, Cross Service/Multiservice in Derby, Stockport Wheelchair Services and the a cross sectional team which included the NHS Community Equipment Centre, in Portsmouth.

    • XSensor® Road Show demonstration
    • XSensor® Road Show

Delivering a broad spectrum of disciplines, topics covered in each of the roadshows included
The entire process of a seating assessment, including a basic skin integrity assessment.
Demonstration and discussion of the physical/mat assessment.
The biomechanics of seating and how it links to the seated posture & seating interventions to alleviate pressure damage and affects functionality.
Case Studies on assessment, seating interventions and outcomes.
Practical seating and positioning session using the Roho Group positioning products and the X-sensor™ pressure mapping system. 
Representing the Roho Group was Bart Van der Heyden, the Director of European Training and Education, who later commented ‘I really enjoyed working with you all and it was inspiring to see the enthusiasm everyone had for ROHO products!’. With over 14 years in the seating and positioning field, he has gained his vast knowledge after having worked in Belgium, Germany and the USA.