‘Training van’ to deliver education to care professionals


A branch of Gainsborough Healthcare has launched a mobile classroom to bring education to care professionals nationwide following increased demand for its training sessions and accessible bath demonstrations.

Part of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, Abacus manufacturers power-assisted baths for disabled adults and children.

It provides an ongoing educational programme for healthcare professionals which involves CPD workshops and lunch–and-learn product demonstrations.  

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The demonstration vehicle will mean baths and specialist accessories can be presented in a more efficient manner.

In addition, during client home assessments, the vehicle provides the means to evaluate individual bather and carer needs in a more private and effective manner.

Specialist baths can be trialled in full so that product suitability and familiarity is maximised for users and all involved with their care. 

With the new demonstration van, professionals will have easier access to equipment and information.

On board, Abacus baths are presented in-situ within a bathroom environment, so factors such as administering personnel care, transfers and safe working heights can be demonstrated.

Peter Eckhardt, CEO, Gainsborough Healthcare Group, said: “Our investment in this new demonstration vehicle underlines our commitment to supporting healthcare professionals through education.

“It will facilitate a more rewarding and engaging experience for OTs with greater access to our baths and our recommendations regarding accessible bathroom design.

“We understand care teams are under immense pressure with high workloads and little time, hence this vehicle maximises convenience for them as we can deliver training at any location of their choice.

“Our training sessions empower professionals to deliver more informed decisions regarding assisted bathing and we are proud that our new vehicle enhances this opportunity.”

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