How safe are your bariatric patients?

Benmor Medical are delighted to announce an exciting exclusive partnership with Tetcon – Textile Technical Concepts, bringing their innovative bariatric emergency evacuation equipment to the UK market for the first time.

The continued growth of Benmor Medical in the UK bariatric market has presented them with this great opportunity to work with a like-minded company in Tetcon.

In an emergency situation, it is crucial that everyone in the building can reach a point of safety as quickly and safely as possible. For a bariatric patient this may be a challenge, do you have a policy in place for their safe evacuation? With this new range of easy-to-use bariatric evacuation S-CAPEPODS available exclusively through Benmor Medical, we can help to ensure no one is left behind during an emergency evacuation.

The evacuation devices help to rescue patients up to 500kg (78 Stones). The evacuation sheets help you evacuate less mobile patients at a time when every second counts. Due to the speed, ease-of-use and the comfort, these evacuation aids are used by many healthcare organisations around the world, from NHS acute trusts, community care centres, private hospitals and care homes, to name a few.

Well established in the UK following more than 22 successful years in the market, Benmor Medical says “Our aim is simple, to continue to offer the most suitable, innovative and safest products for bariatric patients and their carers. Our partnership with Tetcon brings a new, exciting realm to our product range, helping to fulfil our vision of creating a successful bariatric equipment range which will provide safety for patients and healthcare professionals throughout the UK”.


With the number of obese adults set to increase by an estimated 11 million by 2030 (NICE, 2014), Benmor Medical believe it is critical that staff have a thorough understanding of how best to evacuate this patient group in an emergency situation, as quickly and as safely as possible.
Tetcon’s most recent innovation, the Bariatric S-CAPEPOD is designed to assist healthcare professionals to evacuate bariatric people from locations such as a hospital ward or other public/private buildings in the event of an emergency and has been safety tested to 500kg (78 Stones).

The Bariatric S-CAPEPOD is permanently mounted between the frame of the bed and the mattress. By means of several flaps, which you can pull around the bariatric mattress, encompassing the patient in the evacuation device while still on the mattress. In about sixty seconds, the patient is ready for evacuation. With the Bariatric S-CAPEPOD, you have a simple evacuation tool at your disposal that can make the difference in a state of emergency.

The Bariatric S-CAPEPOD is the only evacuation sheet for larger individuals that permanently sits under the bed mattress. This means that the evacuation device is always accessible for rescuers. Bariatric S-CAPEPOD makes emergency evacuation of larger individuals simple for almost everyone.

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