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Pelican-Announce - August 2002

I am sorry about the delay in getting this month's Pelican-Announce out to you all, it has been a busy few weeks around here. Thank you for your patience.

Price Increase…

We are sorry to say that due to increased raw materials and overhead costs we have had to increase our prices. This increase applies to most of our goods.

We have also changed the description of our Bed Rail Protectors (Items 214 & 214S) from each to a pair, however if you wish to get singular Protectors you still can just stipulate this on the order. There has been no increase in the price of these items.

As some of you may have seen there has been a change to the layout of the Price List so that it is easier to read. We have included drawings of the products to help identify the correct product and size.

To view the new price list, click the link below.

Turn Yourself Sheet (Item 583)…

We are currently in the process of making a Turning Sheet for the sufferers of Parkinson's Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Arthritis and other Muscular-skeletal Conditions. The sheet should hopefully enable people with these diseases to turn themselves in bed without as much effort and therefore reduce the pain.

We hope that if the person can turn themselves, it will give them some independence as well as saving a carer from having to do another Manual Handling task.

This product has been tested successfully by some sufferers of MND who normally have great trouble turning themselves in bed. Currently both John's wife and my friend are both using the sheet to help them in bed, John's wife has a broken ankle and my friend has had spinal surgery.

To view the instruction sheet for this product then click on the link below:

Bed-side Wedges …

The Bed-side Wedges, Item 469, are being used more frequently as an alternative to Bed Rails. The Bed-side Wedges may prevent the patient from rolling out of the bed. As the Wedges can be removed it is easier for the patient to get in and out of bed.

To view the Instruction Sheet for this product click the link below.

Just quickly…

  1. On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
  2. You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
  3. When a piece of glass cracks, the crack travels faster than 3,000 miles per hour
  4. In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.

For a laugh…

In a car crash recently a tollbooth was destroyed. Within a few minutes five men arrived on the scene and began to reassemble the Tollbooth using a white, foamy substance and soon the booth was back together. A passerby, fascinated by the process, asked what they had used. One of the men replied "Tollgate Boothpaste."

Pelican Port Competition…

May's Pelican Port competition winner is Neil Vickers from the Warwick Health Service, QLD. Neil your bottle will be sent out shortly. To enter this month's draw please reply to this email and write "Pelican Port Competition - August" as the subject heading.

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. Keep in mind that 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, or email We would be happy to hear to from you.


Ben Roberts

Pelican Manufacturing

'Pelican's Nest'
5 Ruse Street
Osborne Park WA 6017
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