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Win a free bottle of Pelican Port…

Did you receive the mailout we sent out recently? In it you would have found the yellow leaflet with details about a competition. Fill in the questionnaire, fax it to us and your name will be put in the draw to win one of 30 bottles of Pelican Port we are giving away. The answers to the questions can be found in the other information we sent to you. If you would like to be in the competition and have not received the entry form, please email me with your postal address contact details and write 'Pelican Port Competition' in the subject field, and I will send you out the entry form. Please be quick because the prizes will be drawn on the 14th September.

We hope you found the new blue General Hoist & Sling Information Sheets helpful and informative. For those of you who did not receive it, it covered:

  1. Selecting a hoist
  2. Test runs
  3. Patient anxiety
  4. Lifting from the floor
  5. Selecting slings
  6. Infection control

Caring staff may find the information useful. While we are on the subject of slings, remember that we can make any of our slings in either the blue mesh or white netting. The white netting is used for showering, bathing etc. and has large holes to allow for the water to drain away easily. The blue mesh has small holes, so it is harder for the water to drain out, but it is a softer material than the white netting.

Just quickly…

Going back to January, there was a story from London about a 93-year-old man who had a fight with a 90-year-old man… over an 85-year-old lady! The 90-year old fractured his pelvis in the row, and was taken from the nursing home to hospital. Unfortunately he died just over a week later. The newspaper article said that Police are considering whether to charge the 93-year-old.

Pelican's Managing Director, John Bromberger, recently attended a workshop at the Worker's Compensation Board of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. At this meeting, Kate Touhy-Main gave a very informative talk on some of the aspects of manual handling, and used some of our products during her demonstrations. There were about 200 people in attendance, all interested in manual handling. Following the workshop, a lot of interest was shown not only in our manual handling equipment, but also in our restraints and non-restraint items. While in Vancouver John also went along to the International Association of Gerontology World Conference, as well as the International Conference of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing. He also visited customers in St Louis, Missouri while he was over there. As the USA and Canada are virtually 'restraint free zones' it was surprising the amount of interest in our restraints. Apparently there are still situations were a restraint is necessary and they liked our combination of safety and dignity.

We are currently working on an illustrated sheet on restraining. It will have ticks and crosses on the drawings to show the main safety aspects when restraining, and should be completed next week. It can be enlarged on a photocopier to A3 size to become a wall poster. If you would like a copy please email

Well, that's about all for this month's edition of Pelican - Announce. Remember, if you know anyone who you think might like to be added to the Pelican - Announce list and receive this newsletter, ask them to contact us and I can add their name. It would be good if we could get this information to all the Directors of Nursing, Managers and Carers so we can make things better for nurses, patients and residents. We can now email instruction sheets in pdf format, so let us know if you need any more information on any products. If you ever need any help, advice, or have any comments to make, you can always FreeCall us on 1800 641 577, FreeFax us on 1800 641 477, email We would be happy to hear to from you.


Tom Bromberger

Pelican Manufacturing

'Pelican's Nest'
5 Ruse Street
Osborne Park WA 6017
FreeCall 1800 641 577
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