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Pelican-Announce - November 2002

John's Trip…

John and Tom have recently returned from a whirlwind tour of the U.S.A. and Singapore. Whilst in the U.S. they visited New York, Atlanta and St Louis. In Atlanta they attended the MedTrade Expo where they saw displays of Nursing, Hospital and Rehabilitation Goods. Most of the displays were for air cell mattresses and wheelchairs, with cushions running third.

John saw a new type of restraint in the U.S. that looks like a large Mosquito Net hung over a padded four poster bed. If you would like to look at it please contact us and we will email it to you.

Product Updates…

Hip Protectors…

The hip protectors are still in the process of being tested to make sure they will work effectively so hopefully they will be available in the New Year.

Bed Fall Mats…

We are currently working on Bed Fall Mats to be placed on the floor next to the bed, with the bed on the lowest setting. The Bed Rail on one side of the bed would be lowered so the patient does not feel the need to climb over it and if the patient were to fall from the bed then they would have a soft landing. If you think this would be of use or you would like to look at a photo of it then please contact us and we will email it to you.

Xmas Hours…

We will soon be releasing our hours for over the Christmas - New Year period however there will still be a skeleton staff to deal with any problems that may arise during this time.

Quirky Facts…

  1. The average human eats 8 mosquitoes in their lifetime at night.
  2. Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
  3. One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 1930s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition.
  4. A mother hen turns over her egg about fifty times per day (so the yolk won't stick to the sides of the shell)
  5. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
  6. In Texas, it is illegal to put graffiti on someone else's cow.

For a Laugh…

A piece of string walks into a bar "Can I have a glass of beer please?" "Sorry we do not serve pieces of string here," the Barman replies. "Please give us a glass of beer," the string asks again. "Sorry we do not serve pieces of string here, I am going to have to ask you to leave."

The string goes outside rather frustrated and ties himself into all types of knots. He ties himself in to on big knot with bits of string sticking out everywhere. He then walks back into the bar and asks for a beer. "Aren't you a piece of string?" asks the barman. "No I am a frayed knot."

Pelican Port Competition…

August's Pelican Port competition winner is Rachel Fairweather from the Manly Vale Nursing Home. Rachel your bottle will be sent out shortly. To enter this month's draw please reply to this email and write "Pelican Port Competition - November" 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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