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Official Lift Off - New Generation Powered Stretcher
Big NEWS – On Friday 29th April 2010 DHS Emergency launched the future of stretchers at an official function at the Milperra factory. The new DHS ALS - auto load stretcher is here, heralding a new era for ambulance officers and paramedics.
By: Emergency Transport Technology
“This will have a dramatic effect in the area of Occupational Health and Safety, in protecting ambulance officers from back injuries”, proclaimed Alan Moses, DHS & Byron Group Executive Director, speaking at the official release.
“Following successful trials, we are very pleased to present the auto load stretcher – not just a notion or an idea but a product that works - a world first, that has been designed, developed and manufactured here in Australia.”
Before an audience of dignitaries including the Honourable Daryl Melham, the Member for Banks, as well as ambulance service managers and personnel from New Zealand and across Australia, the new ALS Stretcher was put through its paces.
The presentation included a hands-on demonstration plus plenty of time, for those attending, to try the auto lift stretcher and patented auto loading system for themselves.
Many were the comments of surprise at the ease of operation of the stretcher. As DHS designer and engineer, Chistian Le Clair, moved the combined patient, stretcher and loading system in out of the vehicle with one finger, many couldn’t believe their eyes – until they tried it for themselves.
The DHS ALS now goes into operation with Ambulance Service NSW, on an extended on-the-road “work-out”
“A high level of interest is being shown from ambulance services, both here and overseas,” says Mr Leigh O’Brien, General Manager of leading ambulance manufacturer, ETT, “as this is undoubtedly the future for patient handling. Manual stretchers and manual loading will soon be a thing of the past.”
The ALS – the auto load stretcher is a world first – a giant stride towards the future in the world of ambulance.
Go to YouTube to see the ALS http://www.youtube.com/
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