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Pelican-Announce - September 2005

New item - One-Piece Underwear…

The One-Piece Underwear is normally used for patients who may try to remove their incontinence pad, either during the day or when in bed. They are also used for some people who may undress themselves. They can be used either as underwear under their daytime clothes or as pyjamas during the night. For more information please click here.

New item - Wool Bed Sock/Slipper…

The Wool Bed Sock/Slipper is made from 100% pure sheep's wool, specially treated for Hospital conditions to help prevent pressure problems and is easy to machine or hand wash. The wool has a knitted back cloth that allows air to breathe whereas sheepskin has a leather skin backing. The wool will help keep the feet warm with the added benefit of providing some pressure care for the heels. For more information please click here.

Our readership…

At the moment about 890 people receive this Pelican Announce eNewsletter. We'd like to see this figure increase as it's a great way of letting you know about new items and other news. If each of you could get just one more person on the list, then that would double the number of people who will receive it. The easiest way to add a name on the list is to go to our website and add the email address in the box on the bottom left hand side. Alternatively, you can email or myself, and just ask to be added. Thank you to everyone who can help with this!

New items - More Alarms…

Our Stand-Up Alarms have been very helpful in monitoring people who may be using a restraint prior to having an alarm. We have recently introduced some more special alarms. Click on the following items for more information:

Footboard Alarm (Item # 444FB)
Bed Rail Alarm (Item # 444BR)
Toilet Seat Alarm (Item # 444T)

Price Increases…

Unfortunately due to raw material price increases we have been forced to have a slight price increase. Some items will be going up a couple of dollars, some a bit more, and some items will remain the same. The price increases should be coming in October. Try to beat the price prise by placing your orders in September.

Perth Ceiling Hoist Workshop…

We would like to announce that we will be hosting a day for those interested to see our range of Waverley Glen Ceiling Hoist demonstrated.

  • Learn about the different types available and how to choose the correct model
  • Learn how the ceiling hoists are fitted to the ceiling and how to remove them if the person moves home.
  • See how to move from room to room without knocking down the wall above the doorway
  • Use the hoist for spas or swimming pools.
  • Find out how to hire for short term use

Harry Lubansky from Rehab Assist (Waverley Glen's main Australian distributor) will be giving a workshop to answer any queries regarding the ceiling hoists. It should only take about an hour to go through everything. If you are in Perth and would like to attend a workshop please contact us.

Date: Thursday October 20th
Times: 10am, 11.30am, 2pm, 3.30pm
Venue: Pelican Manufacturing, 5 Ruse Street, Osborne Park, WA, 6017.

News from around the world…

From NBC News Website:

Nursing Homes in the US will be forced by law to fingerprint all prospective non-licensed employees. The fingerprints are submitted to the FBI for a nationwide criminal background check. This law came into effect on April 1. The law also states that if prospective employees refuse to give their fingerprint, they cannot be employed by the facility.

An interesting book called 'Numbers' written by David Boyle and Anita Roddick (of Body Shop fame) published by Sterling Solutions states that the "average time on seconds that US patients are allowed to speak before being interrupted by their doctor: 18 seconds".

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 we 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.


Tom Bromberger                                           
PELICAN Manufacturing Pty Ltd
'Pelican's Nest'
5 Ruse Street
Osborne Park WA 6017
FreeCall 1800 641 577 (Within Australia)
FreeFax 1800 647 477 (Within Australia)
Ph +61 8 9444 4577 (International)

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