With today’s technology it is possible to upgrade an old Nurse call system in under a week. Gone are the days of engineers installing cables and being on site for weeks, as with the new Radio Nurse Call a call point can be fitted in a resident’s room in minutes.
Flexibility is another benefit, as units can easily be repositioned when necessary, and multiple displays can be positioned around the care home to ensure staff never miss a call.
As a specialist independent company for the Service and Maintenance of Nurse call, Fire and Nursing equipment we have many years experience in both fitting and servicing Nurse Call systems.
For more information contact us here southerncare.co.uk and you can also download a case study of a customer using Radio Nurse call from here or ring 01580 890089.
Our new free customer portal, mySCM was rolled out at the end of 2016 and after only a few weeks over 10% of our customers have started to use this new online service helping them save time with administration.
Customers can now access their jobs and calls as well as obtain copy certificates and invoices for all their sites in one place with a few clicks
For more information and to register see - http://www.southerncare.co.uk/myscm.html
What's your most used or favourite Nurse Call accessory?
We would love to know, so please add your comments below or let us know here.
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Jane (the other one that is!)
Jane Burfoot has been with us since 2011 and has recently changed her role at Southern Care. She has now moved from General Admin Assistant to specialising in the ordering and supply of parts for the Nursing Equipment Division.
"Some of the parts we have to track down and purchase for the Hoists and Beds come from European countries. However, being in the EU unfortunately doesn't always mean that we can rely on a fast delivery to us"
In this new role Jane deals with our engineers, suppliers and customers so she has quite a unique hands-on-role and is often referred to as "the fount of all knowledge"!
You may recently have seen a new face in our team and thought you were seeing double!
Oliver Adams is the new face and understandably often gets confused with his brother Luke.
Luke Adams joined in 2010 and stepped up the ladder to Senior Engineer, Alarms Division in August 2013. Following in his footsteps his twin brother joined the team as Alarms Engineer in December 2014 - Oliver says " its great working with my brother and I am also enjoying working with a varity of different systems."
If you have not seen him yet, keep an eye out and see if you - Spot the difference!
Why don't you email us with your guess as to who is who, or post it on our
Facebook page here.
Celebrating Jane’s 20 years of service at Southern Care Maintenance.
This month at Southern Care Maintenance, we are celebrating sustained and outstanding contributions from our staff. We recognise and thank all our staff whose dedication, care and hard work reflects our values and helps us deliver our vision and those who go beyond the extra mile to deliver great customer service.
Meet Jane Heasman, who is starting 2015 with over 20 years of service under her belt for Southern Care Maintenance. Jane our Accounts and Admin manager joined the company on 13th September 1994 originally as a part time admin clerk. Now working full time and responsible for all the Accounts, Administration in the offices. During the past 20 years’ she has given an immense amount of dedication to the company and care towards ensuring our customers receive the best possible service.
We would also like to take this opportunity to introduce two of our newest members. With the aim to continue delivering great service to our customers, two new faces joined the team towards the end of last year.
Declan Cheeseman joined in September the Alarms Division Engineering team last year replacing Phil Martin who left us for the second time to develop his career in IT. “I am really pleased that I have joined SCM.The staff have been friendly and welcoming and I enjoy meeting the customers.”
Elaine Downton also joined in September last year to help support our admin team. Her role and responsibility within the company includes assisting in the busy office and with the day to day administration. “I am really pleased to be working at SCM. It is a really friendly company and I have been made to feel very welcome. Also it's good to work for a company where customers are so important “
“September 2014 was certainly an exceptional month for our company with Jane achieving a 20 year service award and with two new members joining our team."
- David Knight, Commercial Director, Southern Care Maintenance Ltd.
Most of the Tash's have now gone, although some of them are still stubbornly hanging around. Some were more succesfull than others but we all thank you for your support!
For those that didn't know Movember was all about raising money and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
We had a great response and managed to raise over £550 which we could not have achieved without your support. It's a brilliant cause and we are proud to have been a part of it.
The SCM Movember Team
Well it's November again next week and this year we have decided to join Movember and help bring back the moustache. Movember is all about putting the moustache back in business and guarantees some fun while doing good - raising funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
Mo Bros take action by changing their appearance through the growth of a new moustache for the 30 days of Movember, and in doing so become walking, talking billboards for men’s health. Mo Sistas commit to supporting the men in their lives while helping to promote men’s health at home, in the workplace and within their community.
The moustache is our ribbon – it’s our way of generating conversations, awareness and raising funds for men's health.
Please help us to raise money by donating to our team on the page below -
As you may have noticed, this year we have now been accredited as a BAFE registered and Kite marked company. As well as operating to our own internal highest standards and processes, these are now audited externally by BSI providing further reassurance to our customers.
Building on this we have decided to produce a series of case studies to show how and why our customers have trusted us with their systems.
The first of these is available to be read here - Install of Wireless Fire Alarm
We are pleased to announce that we now Supply, Install and Maintain the Hyfire wireless fire alarm system which is a reliable quality wireless fire alarm solution which can be used for many types of buildings including commercial, residential and industrial.
Radio technology has now become commonplace in homes and businesses and the ability to transmit secure data reliably without using cables, has been in use successfully now for over 10 years.
For more information please see our Wireless Fire Alarm page.
As most customers will probably already know, Bob pictured here on the left, was promoted a while ago to a new position of Engineering Supervisor, Fire Alarms Division. Bob joined us in 1999 and subsequently was promoted to Senior Engineer, and is well known for his shorts in the summer and sense of humour all year round!
What you may not know is that Luke, pictured here on the right is now following in his footsteps and stepping up the ladder to Senior Engineer, Alarms Division as from 1st August 2013. Luke joined us in 2010 and this months promotion coincides with the other big event in his life....his wedding!
We wish him every success in his new role both as husband and senior engineer.
Guy joined us at the end of April and fills the gap left by Andrew who left us last year to go back home “down under”. He has an electrical and fire installation background and has quickly fitted in with the team. When he is not working you’ll find him supporting his favourite team at Upton Park.
Our new YouTube channel was finally launched today and the first video uploaded.
This is a short guide showing how to carry out a weekly fire alarm test and will be the first in a series of "How to do" videos, designed to help customers and their staff who are new to dealing with a fire alarm system.
Please subscribe to our channel here for updates at:- youtube.com/user/SouthernCareMaint
and you can watch the video here -
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