Stoma bag development wins care firm ‘innovation award’

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A Midlands-based supplier of stoma solutions has been recognised for its innovative designs after winning the Medilink West Midlands Award for ‘Innovation’.

Salts Healthcare is now in the national finals, where it will be named one of the most forward-thinking medical and healthcare companies in the UK.

The 300-year-old family-owned Birmingham firm was recognised for the research, design and manufacturer of its latest product; ConfidenceBe – a stoma bag with a range of features to help people feel comfortable and confident.

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The ConfidenceBe range was launched to medical professionals in October after the company’s largest ever research programme.

The product range has received positive feedbacl from medical professionals and patients for its design, innovative use of materials and customer-friendly features, the company claims.

Medilink WM’s CEO, Richard Stone, said: “We work with life science companies daily helping them with their present goals, supporting their R&D and supplying innovation advice so we know the breadth and depth of skills across the region.

“In the current climate of almost continual political, economic and commercial doom and gloom, our awards celebrate outstanding achievements and innovation recognising businesses leading the way to improve healthcare and patient outcomes.”

Meanwhile, Philip Salt, chief executive of Salts Healthcare, said: “To say we are delighted with this award doesn’t come close to how the whole business feels at the moment. This is simply recognition of a huge journey by every single member of every single department in creating a world-class product.

“It has been a company-wide project showcasing design and creativity, internal teamwork, customer knowledge and empathy and superb manufacturing skills. Medical professionals love it, patients love it and so too now do our peers.”

Salts Healthcare will now compete in the National Medilink Awards in April. Already recognised with this award as one of the best in the UK, the Birmingham-based firm with 20 offices, two distribution centres, a manufacturing hub and R&D facility throughout the UK and the distributors across the world will compete against seven other regional winners to be crowned 2017 Most Innovative Medical and Healthcare Company.

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