Medequip Assistive Technology has announced its intention to roll out a 24-hour Emergency Response Service across the UK.
The new responder service is an extension of Medequip Connect and is designed to provide peace of mind for families and carers, knowing assistance is available 24-hours a day at the touch of a button.
The service will launch as a pilot in Carlisle, before being rolled out to other areas of the country over the next 12 months.
Medequip Connect offers solutions ranging from simple analogue base units connecting to a telephone line with pendant call button and link to a 24/7 monitoring centre, through to more sophisticated digital devices including automatic fall detection systems and voice activated alarms that continue to operate even during power outages.
The Emergency Response service is set to close the loop to provide end-to-end support.
Medequip Connect has also introduced an online referral process for professionals, accessible via a clear green button at the top of the home page on the website. This links to an online form designed for GPs, OTs and carers to fill to complete the referral.
In addition, Medequip Connect supports a range of GPS ‘wearables’ designed for use in the event of emergencies outdoors.