Traditional methods of lifting patients can often result in workplace injuries for staff. Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital (HDGH) in Windsor, Ontario, has been able to reduce injuries through the implementation of the HoverMatt air transfer system.
HDGH Occupational Health & Safety Manager, Mike Roberts said;
“Over a six-month period in 2010, for example, 11 out of 15 workplace injuries among Diagnostic Imaging staff at HDGH were due to patient handling and transferring, 10 of which required medical intervention, resulting in 80 days of lost staff time.”
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