Apex Medical Corp. (APEX), (TWSE listed Company (ref code 4106) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of NEXUS DMS Limited, a leading UK provider of specialist healthcare profiling beds to both the community and acute markets effective from the 30th of June 2017. The acquisition shows Apex Medical Corp.’s ambition to progress and further develop its product and service offering, bringing enhanced value to new and existing customers alike.

Nicola Rodker, APEX Medical UK Managing Director commented “The acquisition of NEXUS DMS Limited will further strengthen APEX Medical’s presence in the UK market, offering us a greater range of specialist products and strengthening our service capabilities so we can increase our offering to our valued customers. All of us at APEX Medical are very excited by the acquisition and look forward to welcoming all the staff at NEXUS DMS to the APEX family.”

“As part of this acquisition APEX will significantly enhance its offering to the UK market place and support the provision of world-class products and services to its customer base across the UK.”

NEXUS DMS will continue to operate under its current management structure, led by Managing Director Simon Robinson who will now report directly into the APEX Medical senior management team.

NEXUS DMS Limited was founded by John Robinson and has grown to become a leading supplier of specialist therapy, acute and post-acute profiling beds and mattresses in the UK.

John Robinson commented “NEXUS DMS Limited has built its business up believing that good quality customer service and exceptional product offering are two of the most important foundation stones to any business in the sector, these are principles that are very much shared by APEX Medical, and will help us to continue to grow together in the future.”

In recent years, APEX has rapidly established regional subsidiaries and a consolidated service network in Europe, America, China, and India to provide direct service aligned to regional requirements. APEX continues towards significant and sustained growth all over the world by providing healthcare solutions to both improve patients’ quality of life and reduce total healthcare cost. 

About Apex

Apex Medical is a leading manufacturer of its own brand of Wound Management and Respiratory Therapy products and distributes its products through an established network of international subsidiaries and partners in Europe, the United States, Asia and other international markets.

APEX Medical specialises in product development, engineering and marketing products with a dedicated and innovative team of industry professionals. APEX aims to be a global leader in the provision of high quality healthcare products, delivering tested, trialed and clinically evaluated devices while ensuring that its own technology and intellectual property meet the demands of the Wound Management, Respiratory Therapy and Moving and Handling markets.

APEX Medical UK website

 

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Video Case Study Preview 5: Jennifer’s life changing story using the Rota-Pro® chair bed

In the final preview leading up to the full video case study, Jennifer’s husband Tim explains how he was helping his wife even the most basic tasks and how this has changed thanks to Rota-Pro®.

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Look out for the full video case study in the next few days.

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Video Case Study Preview 4: Jennifer’s life changing story using the Rota-Pro® chair bed

In the fourth of five previews leading up to the full video case study, Jennifer discusses how Rota-Pro® has helped her husband and given her daughters peace of mind.

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Video Case Study Preview 3: Jennifer’s life changing story using the Rota-Pro® chair bed

In the third of five previews leading up to the full video case study, Jennifer discusses how Rota-Pro® has alleviated her previous difficulties getting into and out of bed and has helped improve her general health and wellbeing.

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Video Case Study Preview 2: Jennifer’s life changing story using the Rota-Pro® chair bed

In the second of five previews leading up to the full video case study, Jennifer discusses how Rota-Pro® has drastically improved the amount of regular sleep she gets.

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Video Case Study Preview 1: Jennifer’s life changing story using the Rota-Pro® chair bed

In the first of five previews leading up to the full video case study, Jennifer discusses her conditions and how these conditions have affected her daily life.

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Look out for the second video preview in the next few days.

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Tune in over the next fortnight to hear from Jennifer Hayman about her and her family’s life changing experience with the Rota-Pro® chair bed.

In a series of five previews leading up to the full video case study, Jennifer and her husband Tim discuss her healthcare conditions, how Rota-Pro® has helped her cope with those conditions and the peace of mind it has afforded Tim and their daughters.

Before I had this bed I had never for years slept through the night and I can honestly say since having Rota-Pro®, I have slept through the night from 11pm till 6am…I would like to find the designer who designed this bed and give them a big hug.”

As featured in our January blog post, Jennifer has suffered for some time from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. As a consequence, her mobility has been impaired – until recently getting anywhere in the house, even using her walking frame, was incredibly uncomfortable and extremely slow. She couldn’t get her legs in and out of bed by herself, which placed a considerable strain upon her husband and put them both at risk of discomfort and injury.

Using Rota-Pro® Jennifer has found, from the countless adjustment options available, a position which takes away the pain she suffered and is now able to do what many people take for granted in simply walking to the kitchen or the toilet without Tim – who no longer has to put himself at risk – lifting her out of bed.

Other Specific Outcomes include

- Within three days, Jennifer was sleeping through the night, offering much needed respite and recovery that hadn’t been possible for years;

- With this quality sleep came vast improvements to her health, as her body was at last able to recuperate and re-energise;

- Jennifer is once again able to get out of bed unaided whenever she likes, preserving valuable energy for both her and her husband, and restoring Jennifer’s much prized dignity and independence;

– With her mobility dramatically improved, Jennifer can move around her home so much more easily, making day to day tasks so much more manageable and meaning basic needs like going to the toilet are no longer an anxiety-inducing nightmare;

– And, with her autonomy intact, Jennifer can continue to function independently at home, preventing the need for costly care provision and reducing the strain on hospital services, now and into the future.

When can you see the videos?

Fri 16 JunePreview video 1 – Introducing Jennifer

Mon 19 June – Preview video 2 – Comfortable Sleep

Wed 21 June – Preview video 3 – Helping Jennifer’s Conditions

Fri 23 June – Preview video 4 – Family Peace of Mind

Mon 26 June – Preview video 5 – Tim’s View (Jennifer’s Husband)

Wed 28 June – Full video case study release

 

 

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An ICON-Low adjustable bed

Adjustable beds are sometimes colloquially termed as ‘hospital beds’ & whilst they are used in Hospital (Acute) environments they can also assist with care needs at home as well.

Before choosing an adjustable bed it is sometimes best to speak to a care professional, for example an Occupational Therapist. Occupational Therapists work with people of all ages with varying physical and mental capacities and they can be found through the College of Occupational Therapists in the UK here: https://www.cot.co.uk/find-ot/find-occupational-therapist

College of Occupational Therapy logo

 

Functions and features are something to consider on an adjustable bed, features such as tilt & anti-tilt (Trendelenburg & Anti-Trendelenburg) are useful for medical reasons and for personal reasons such as being able to watch TV or speak to visitors in a comfortable position.

Another feature that may be of use is the ability to adjust the height of the bed to prevent injury from falls or to enable a safe working height for carers to carry out care procedures.

It is also worth considering what features may not be of use now but could be in the future so as to mitigate against any future expensive replacements such as castor wheels to be able to move the bed easily around the room/house.

A rotational chair adjustable bed

 

As with any purchase of significant value it is best to try out the options available, places such as mobility stores and some manufacturers have showrooms – like the Nexus DMS Worcestershire based showroom – where you can sample many of the beds and speak to a friendly and knowledgeable advisor to find the one that best fits your needs or the needs of the person you are purchasing for.

Mattresses are also something to consider when buying an adjustable bed – they usually come in a variety of pressure relief grades from low to very high dependent on how likely the person using the mattress is to get pressure ulcers (bed sores).

Mattress sizes are not standard among suppliers so it is best to check the dimensions of the mattress against the lying surface space on the bed to guarantee compatibility between bed and mattress.

A mattress on an adjustable bed

 

You can buy adjustable beds and mattresses to suit from a variety of places including high street furniture stores or specialist manufacturers such as Nexus DMS, who usually have a wider selection to suit almost any need and more specialist options specifically designed for nursing/home care.

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Jennifer’s Story

“The Nexus Rota-Pro chair bed has changed my lifeIt has aided my recovery and I have slept through the night since using it, which I haven’t done for years. I would be quite happy if you used my name to promote this amazing solution.” 

 

The challenge:

Jennifer has suffered for some time from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. As a consequence her mobility has been impaired – until recently getting anywhere in the house, even using her walking frame, was incredibly uncomfortable and extremely slow.

She was unable to get her legs in and out of bed by herself, placing a strain upon her husband and putting them both at risk of discomfort and injury.

Jennifer’s health was deteriorating because she couldn’t sleep – it was proving impossible to position herself comfortably and as such she was getting no rest or recovery.

The solution:

Then Jennifer tried the Nexus Rota-Pro chair bed, bringing her the immediate benefits of a more comfortable, pressure-relieving mattress surface and the capability to adjust every aspect of her sleeping and sitting positions, significantly improving her comfort.

Three infinitely adjustable programmed positions (for lying down, rotating in/out and sitting in a chair position) also brought Jennifer a regained independence, allowing her to get herself in and out of bed unaided, for the first time in years.

Outcomes:

- Within three days, Jennifer was sleeping through the night, offering much needed respite and recovery that hadn’t been possible for years;

- With this quality sleep came vast improvements to her health, as her body was at last able to recuperate and re-energise;

- Jennifer is once again able to get out of bed unaided whenever she likes, preserving valuable energy for both her and her husband, and restoring Jennifer’s much prized dignity and independence;

– With her mobility dramatically improved, Jennifer can move around her home so much more easily, making day to day tasks so much more manageable and meaning basic needs like going to the toilet are no longer an anxiety-inducing nightmare;

– And, with her autonomy intact, Jennifer can continue to function independently at home, preventing the need for costly care provision and reducing the strain on hospital services, now and into the future.

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Click above to watch Highlights of the Occupational Therapy Show 2016

Disaster struck at this year’s OT show – not once, not even twice, but three times – as the Nexus stand ran out of chocolates!

Joking aside, it was superb to meet everyone on the Nexus stand. We hope you enjoyed a chocolate on us, and hopefully a chat about chair beds too. It was also a delight to catch up with some of last year’s visitors, and so rewarding to hear how the Nexus Rota-Pro chair bed has changed people’s lives since then.

Thanks to everyone for dropping by, we hope you found what you were looking for and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Very best winter wishes in the meantime, from the whole Nexus Team.

Here’s some more information on:

Rota-Pro chair bed

Pro-Bario

ICON & ICON-Low

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