AWO Thüringen, a leading German welfare association signs 2 year contract for ArjoHuntleigh products from Getinge Group

Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO), Thüringen, a German welfare association has signed a 2 year deal for a portfolio of ArjoHuntleigh product solutions to support efficiency and quality in elderly care and mobilization. AWO is one of the six leading German associations of independent welfare and one of the largest employers in Germany with some 145,000 full-time employees, in some 220 residences.

The most common challenge faced by healthcare facilities today is funding and to address this, AWO initiated the ArjoHuntleigh ProACT™, a capital planning assessment tool exclusively developed by Getinge Group. The findings from ProACT™ enabled AWO Thüringen to have a clearer understanding of the investment planning required which in turn focused on maximizing their return on equipment investments, increase operational efficiency and improve quality of care.

AWO Thüringen will also participate in Getinge Group’s training program for ArjoHuntleigh products and solutions for safe patient handling. The majority of staff accidents in today’s healthcare organizations are associated with moving and transferring residents within a facility. This training program, led by a clinical consultancy team, will mentor and train management and staff in mobilizing residents safely in the everyday care processes. 

After the assessment Michael Hack, Director from AWO AJS GmbH commented “ We liked the concept very much, as it is tailored to our specific needs and provides fact-based decisions. We can now see for every facility which products and tools are available and what should be invested to improve our processes. This facilitates the everyday work for our nursing staff and also makes sense from the economic perspective.”  

About Getinge Group  

Getinge Group is a leading global provider of innovative solutions for operating rooms, intensive-care units, Hospital wards, sterilization departments, elderly care and for life science companies and institutions. With genuine passion for life we build quality and safety into every system. Our unique value proposition mirrors the continuum of care, enhancing efficiency throughout the clinical pathway. Based on our first-hand experience and close partnerships, we are able to exceed expectations from customers – improving the every-day life for people, today and tomorrow.

For further information please contact:


Tracey Dawe: Director Communications, Europe, Middle East & Africa
tracey.dawe@getinge.com  

Tel: +44 7717784965

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Getinge is a global provider of innovative solutions for operating rooms, intensive-care units, sterilization departments and for life science companies and institutions. Based on our first-hand experience and close partnerships with clinical experts, healthcare professionals and medtech specialists, we are improving the every-day life for people, today and tomorrow.