ParAid Medical meets industry demand with new neonatal trolley design


Redesign enhances the safe transportation of critically-ill newborns

ParAid Medical has answered industry demand to reduce the overall weight of incubator transport systems by launching a new, lighter neonatal transport trolley.

The radical redesign enhances the safe transportation of critically-ill newborns between neonatal intensive care units around the UK by being less prone to vibration and able to accommodate increasing levels of medical apparatus.

New design features include an aluminium mainframe to create a strong and light-weight chassis that makes emergency transportation more efficient. The material selection has generated a 25-30% weight saving over its stainless steel predecessor, which makes the trolley easier to manoeuvre with less rolling resistance over rough or uneven surfaces.

The trolley is constructed from a series of common component parts that are interchangeable, which allows the design, manufacture and build of customised variations of the trolley to suit the transportation needs of any hospital.

Demand for this kind of equipment depends heavily on the size of the hospital, the presence of a neonatal intensive care unit, geographical location and the level of additional equipment that the trolley needs to support. The ParAid Medical trolley addresses the problems associated with a one-size-fits-all approach which could run the risk of hindering staff, rather than assisting them.

Darryl Smith, operations director at ParAid Medical, said: “We strive to meet our customers’ specific needs and continue to improve our products so they are always comfortable and safe for patients and easy for medical staff to use regularly. We have only been able to improve the trolley by listening closely to the industry and that is why customer feedback is extremely important to us.

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“We also understand that the equipment that hospitals and medical personnel use can sometimes make a huge difference to clinical outcome. As a result we take all suggestions and ideas onboard to improve the facilities where possible.”