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medicare® backs the winning team

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Limerick GAA Sponsorship

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   medicare® are official sponsors of Croker-bound, Limerick GAA 

LIMERICK GAA turned on the style in Thurles last weekend to book their place in Croke Park for the All Ireland semi-finals, after a sensational 4-26 to 1-11 win over Wexford. 
The First Aid care and medical supplies of the victorious Limerick hurlers was proudly supplied by medicare®. 
Fleming Medical has been focused on making high performance first aid supplies since 1987. We play an active part in supporting our community and are delighted to be the official corporate sponsors of Limerick GAA, under the medicare® brand.
This is a special sponsorship initiative as we, at Fleming Medical, have been part of the local community in Limerick for the past 27 years, creating and supporting local enterprise as a proud Limerick company.
Limerick’s massive win sends them through to a second successive All-Ireland SHC semi-final and in a fortnight’s time, they will lock horns with Leinster champions Kilkenny in Croker.
We wish the Limerick senior team all the best as they prepare to take on Kilkenny in Croke Park on Sunday, 10th of August, where the first aid care of the players will continue to be proudly covered by medicare®. 

 

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7 Myths about plasters that could be damaging your child's health

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We debunk some common myths surrounding plasters and wound-care. 

ALTHOUGH most people would readily agree that treating a child’s cut or scrape with a plaster is a critical

part of responsible wound care, the rumour mill is constantly churning. There seems to be an ever 

expanding list of myths and old wives’ tales surrounding plasters and appropriate wound-care; many 

of which, if heeded, could impede your child’s, or indeed your own, wound healing. Here, we explore

some of the most common myths about plasters and first-aid care, and draw on extensive research

and fact-based evidence to help you separate the facts from the fiction.

 

Myth #1: A wound will heal better if exposed to the air instead of covering it with a plaster

Truth: A plaster will prevent the wound from being exposed to infection. A minor wound will heal better and faster

when covered by a plaster.This seems to be one of the most widely believed myths surrounding first-aid and

wound care. The old wives’ tale that a wound will heal quicker when allowed to ‘air out’ is completely unfounded

and extensive research has proven this belief to be untrue. An uncovered wound has no protective barrier to

protect against dirt and bacteria coming in contact with the skin, which can lead to infection. Without the protection

of a plaster, the wound quickly dries out and eventually forms a scab. This is not a good thing; Scabs impede the healing 

process by creating a barrier between healthy skin cells. The cells have to work their way under the scab, in order to

form new tissue and heal. When the body forms a scab, it’s nature’s way of protecting your wound against germs.

However, scabs can be scratched or torn causing infection or re-injury that prolongs healing.Scabs formed from

leaving a wound uncovered can often result in unwanted, permanent scarring.

Tip: For less chance of scarring and efficient healing, cover your minor wounds with quality plasters to promote

faster healing and prevent infection.

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Myth #2: Adults in a childcare setting can’t put plasters on children’s cuts.

Truth: There is no health and safety regulation which bans the provision of plasters. In fact, HSE’s

own guidance recommends that a first aid box should stock plasters. This persistent myth has

led to many teachers, volunteers, crèche workers and carers who work with children, questioning

their wound-care methods and the contents of their first-aid box. When an emergency arises, and

a child has had the misfortune of acquiring a minor cut or scrape amid the rough and tumble of

play activity, the last thing a teacher or care-worker needs to be confronted with is a quandary about

the health and safety regulations regarding the provision of plasters; especially with dozens of other 

children demanding care and attention. There is no rule that says a responsible adult can’t put a plaster

on a child’s minor cut or scrape. It is true, of course, that some children may be allergic to some types 

of plaster, which is why it is very important to use a high quality plaster. Most children’s plasters are

skin friendly and hypoallergenic, because they’re scientifically designed with children’s delicate skin in mind.

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If you know the child to have allergies, or fear they may be allergic to plasters, a hypoallergenic plaster

suitable for sensitive skin should be included in your First-Aid kit.The most important course of action

is to clean and cover the wound to stop it getting infected.

What the experts say: According to a case study compiled by Marlin (a first-aid and health and safety

training and consultancy company), failure to treat a wound properly could lead to far more serious

ramifications.

Marlin Case Study:

A child grazed her knee on the playground at school. The school did not use plasters, since they had

been advised not to. The child was treated bv a lunch-time supervisor -using water and a paper towel

to bathe the wound - and then sent back out to play.

Two days later, the child was admitted to hospital with septicaemia (blood infection). The bacteria had

entered the child’s body through the uncovered wound.Frank Sparks, Health and Safety Officer in the

Education Department of Birmingham City Council said on this matter, “Plasters are required to be

carried by law in first aid kits (HSE FAW guidelines 1997). They cover wounds, preventing infection.

If a child is allergic to a plaster, the worst that can happen is a slight rash may occur. This is not a 

problem and staff should not be afraid of this. Anyway, staff in schools and nurseries have medical

forms for children in their care, so should be aware of children who are allergic to plasters. In this

case they can use hypoallergenic plasters if they wish.” According to the MIR, ‘Medical Indemnity

Register’, failure to treat a simple cut by the recognised methods could easily be construed as a

failure in duty of care.” 

Tip: Always have a well stocked First-Aid kit with a healthy selection of plasters, including hypo-

allergenic, skin-friendly plasters to treat those with sensitive skin.

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Myth #3: When treating a wound, you should keep it as dry as possible

Truth: This is false. Cells can’t repair themselves in a dry environment.

Moist skin heals fastest because the task of healing a wound requires the activity of cells.

Cells cannot function in a dry environment. They need moisture to do their repair 

work. As the wound dries out, it begins to crust, forming a scab and causing the cells to work

harder to repair the injury. The key to healing a cut is maintaining the right amount of moisture. 

Keeping the cut covered with a bandage and adding a medicated ointment will ensure it stays

moist. Using a high quality plaster is very important in order to prevent the wound from

becoming infected and to promote faster and healthier healing.

Outcome: Plasters that absorb a wound’s fluids and maintain a natural moisture balance are

ideal for healing. Skin cells are then able to migrate seamlessly — without drying out and

developing into a scab — to form new, smooth tissue.

 

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Myth #4: The best way to rip a plaster off is in one quick pull.

Truth: Slow and steady wins the race!

It's actually better to pull the bandage off in a slow fluid motion, and in the direction of

natural hair growth. If the bandage is difficult to remove, dab the edges with baby oil to allow the

bandage to lift off with ease. Ripping the bandage off ineptly could cause the wound to reopen

and may even lead to painful in-grown hairs if ripped off in the opposite direction of natural

hair growth.

 

Myth #5: Plasters are a breeding ground for germs

Truth: Quite the opposite. Plasters defend against germs.

Plasters act as a shield, protecting external germs from reaching the wound. This protective barrier

protects the wound against harmful bacteria that could reach the wound and cause infection, or enter

the body through the uncovered wound and lead to serious infections such as septicaemia (blood infection).

Dr. Pat Gilbert, Doctor and Author, focusing on child health issues, with experience in community paediatrics,

said on this issue: “Open cuts should certainly be covered with a plaster, after thoroughly washing, to

control any bleeding and stop dirt or any infection entering the wound. It is difficult to see how plasters

can collect ‘germs’ – and anyway, if they do, better on the plaster than on the open wound!”

It is important to choose a high quality plaster which will provide long lasting, reliable adhesion and

enable optimal healing conditions for your wound, whilst protecting it from harmful external influences.

Choose a plaster with a breathable fabric that will protect wounds from infection, while providing

ventilation, allowing skin to breath and the air to reach the wound, such as Medicare Multipore Plasters.

If you need to protect your wound from water, as well as dirt and other harmful bacteria, choose a high

quality waterproof plaster like the Medicare Waterproof Plasters.

 

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Myth #6: The deeper the wound, the greater the pain

Truth: If you’ve ever had a teeny tiny paper cut that you can barely notice, but boy, can you feel it, you’ll know

that this is a myth!

It’s easy to assume that a wound would be more painful, the deeper it goes. In reality, however, the opposite

could well be the case. Due to the large number of nerve fibres located just under the top layer of our skin

(the epidermis), burns or superficial abrasions will often cause more pain than a larger wound, like a deep

gash or knife wound that might happen when working in the kitchen or workshop.

 

Myth #7 Seawater is a natural antiseptic and will clean and disinfect your wound

Truth: Quite the opposite can be true, in fact.

What many people do not consider is that sea water may be severely contaminated, especially near coast

stretches - with a variety of highly unsavoury germs or chemicals "swimming" in it. Both of which would

contribute significantly to the risk of an infection and can delay wound healing. In addition, contact with

water will swell the skin, which may affect the process of wound closure. In this case, bacteria and

germs may easily enter the wound and the risk of wound infection would be increased even more.

 

Caution: any deep puncture wounds or cuts that bleed severely, or shows any signs of infection should

always be cared for by a doctor. If you are unsure about your injury, please seek medical advice.

Medicare is a market leading health care brand, looking after all your needs in First AidWound Care,

and Sport Care. Our aim is to provide you with the most comprehensive range of products, of the highest

quality and value for money. The extensive Medicare Wound Care range has been developed with your

comfort in mind; from Wound Wash Spray, to Foam Dressing; whatever your Wound Care needs, we

have the solution. 

 

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MEDICARE® SPONSOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS IRELAND FOR THE 2014 GAMES

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MEDICARE® SPONSOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS IRELAND

FOR THE 2014 GAMES

Fleming Medical are delighted to be partnering with Special Olympics Ireland under the medicare® brand for the 2014 games.

The 2014 Special Olympics Games will kick off this evening, Thursday June 12th, from 6pm, when 2,000 athletes and coaches will convene in Limerick City for the official opening ceremony in the People’s Park.

Fleming Medical, a medical devices supplier based on the Dock Road in Limerick City, will support the Games through the provision of medical supplies, a necessary requirement to support the 1,500 athletes attending the 2014 Special Olympics Games.

As part of the partnership, Fleming Medical will provide medicare® first aid and medical supplies, as well as medical equipment to support the healthy athlete programme which runs as part of the 2014 Games.

Mark Fleming, MD of Fleming Medical says, “As a Limerick company we are delighted to be partnering Special Olympics Ireland for the 2014 games being held here in Limerick.  As an industry leading provider of medicare® First Aid equipment with a comprehensive range of medicare® Sport supports, the synergy that drives this sponsorship is clear. The team at Fleming Medical are delighted and proud to be associated with such a positive sporting occasion”.

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Matt English, CEO of Special Olympics Ireland, described the support of Fleming Medical, under the medicare® brand, as a critical part of ensuring the 2014 Games are a success: “We are delighted that medicare® has come on board as a key medical devices partner for the Special Olympics Ireland Games Limerick 2014. Medical Services are a vital part of these Games in terms of ensuring that the appropriate level of first aid and medical care is provided for all of our athletes. The key support from Fleming Medical will be an essential component in ensuring the success of these Games.”

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Taking place over four days from Thursday, June 12th to Sunday June 15th, the Games are set to be the highlight of the Limerick sporting calendar for 2014. In what will be one of the largest and most prestigious sporting events to take place in Ireland this year, the city of Limerick will welcome 1,500 Special Olympics athletes, accompanied by 500 coaches and official delegates as well as a contingent of over 3,000 family members. The Games will be supported by a team of 3,000 volunteers.

An exciting and colourful public street parade is expected to attract thousands of supporters in celebration of the return of Special Olympics Ireland to Limerick. The parade will be accompanied by the Special Olympics Torch Run Team, members of the Defence Forces, marching bands and street performers.

Torch bearers drawn from An Garda Síochána and the PSNI will herald the official opening of the Games.

Thousands of supporters are anticipated to line the streets of Limerick, to greet the parade and welcome the athletes with pride.

The parade will begin at Shannon Street and progress along O’Connell Street, before making its way up to the People’s Park for the ticketed event which will be presented by 2FM DJ, Will Leahy, and feature traditional music act, Kila, among others. This parade will kick-start three wonderful days of sports competition and celebration in the heart of Limerick and inspire and engage Special Olympics Ireland athletes, their families, supporters, sponsors, patrons, volunteers and the people of Limerick city, county and further afield. 

As well as being the main residential centre, the University of Limerick will host the athletics, aquatics, basketball, football, gymnastics, kayaking competitions and the non-competitive motor activities training programme.

Across the city, the Tailteann Sports Centre, Mary Immaculate College, will host the badminton, and table tennis while the Delta Sports Dome will host bocce. The equestrian competition will take place in Clonshire Equestrian Centre.

Ennis Leisure World will host the tenpin bowling while Murroe Pitch and Putt and Ballykisteen Golf Club in Tipperary will host the pitch and putt and golf competitions respectively. Meanwhile, Dell and Special Olympics Ireland have teamed up to design a free smartphone app to support the Games. Matt English joined the Dell team this Tuesday to unveil the details of the app. Also in attendance were athlete and Face of the Limerick Games Christine Delaney and Munster and Ireland rugby legend David Wallace.

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About Special Olympics Ireland:

Special Olympics Ireland is a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability, but it provides athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport. Special Olympics changes lives. Through sport, athletes develop both physically and emotionally, they make new friends, realise their dreams, and know they can fit in. Special Olympics Ireland enables our athletes to achieve and win not only in sport but in life too.

Special Olympics Ireland currently has: 9,223 registered athletes participating in 13 sports in 385 clubs throughout the island of Ireland.

For further information about Special Olympics Ireland please visit:

 

www.specialolympics.ie

 

 

 

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Sprains, Strains and Automobiles - Treating Sports Injuries

 
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It started with a Twinge....

We’ve all been there. The back, shoulder, arm or leg all working as they should, until . . .

 
Regardless of the cause – sport, exercise, just getting up out of the chair – muscles and joints can sometimes feel like they have a mind of their own, and when they do, well it can be . . . sayonara!
Every year thousands of people end up in A&E with a myriad of injuries that eventually are referred to a Physiotherapist who can help improve a person's ability to use the injured parts of their body and helping to reverse the fortunes of short-term health problems, or manage long-term disability. 
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medicaresport® has developed a wide range of sport supports to assist the Physiotherapist in dealing with common injuries such as sprains & strains to back, shoulder, calf, wrist, elbow etc. Developed in conjunction with sports Physiotherapists, we provide supports that are built to address the needs of, not only the sporting community, but people in general. 
The (OSFA) medicaresport® range of sport supports with Neoprene is lightweight and durable providing the right support without restricting movement. Together with our innovative COOLMAX lining that moves moisture away from the body keeping you cool and comfortable, AIRPRENE keeps the skin dry, retains body heat and is suitable for all-day wear providing a sport support solution for everyone - from the novice, to the professional athlete. 
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New from medicaresport® - Pre-cut Kinesiology tape: 
Pain can often stem from many different causes and often the source of pain is difficult to define. Kinesio Tape can assist in reducing or eliminating the source of pain. medicaresport® provides a convenient, standardised and easy-to-use pre-cut Kinesio Tape, which is pre-formed, as well as pre-cut. 
Therapeutic kinesiology tape is used for treating athletic injuries and a variety of physical disorders. Kinesiology Sports Therapy tape is used to support sports injuries and promote the healing process during rehabilitation. Kinesiology tape is a professionally engineered, dynamic therapeutic kinesiology support for all body areas and has over 1,200 recognised applications that include all the major muscle groups and joints. This innovative tape can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, as well as inflammatory conditions. 
Kinesiology tape is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, which allows Kinesio tape to be worn without binding, constricting or restriction of your movement.
Commonly used by elite athletes across a range of sports, kinesiology taping is used to improve their sporting performance, prevent injury and allow them to return to sport quicker.
Kinesiology tape can be used before, during or after sports activities. It is used to prevent injury and control oedema and pain management. It also increases blood flow to muscles and joints, soothes overworked muscles and strengthens weak or fatigued muscles.
 
Kinesiology Sports Therapy Tape from the medicaresport® range is constructed from a combination of elastic and cotton fibres and latex free coating which allows adhesive properties. 
The sports tape is ideal for neck strain, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, rib pain, wrist pain, gluteus pain, hamstring strain, carpal tunnel, golfers elbow, quad strain, runner’s knee, shin splints, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis, ideal for endurance athletes such as runners, swimmers and cyclists. The tapes are available in a range of colours. 
Another great product from medicaresport® suitable for sports injuries is the New medicaresport® Premium Zinc Oxide Strapping Tape (10mx4cm), extra strong and hand tearable. Its extra strong adhesive ensures the tape will remain in place during vigorous exercise and is hypoallergenic and latex-free.
See our complete range of products at www.flemingmedical.ie  or Contact Fleming Medical on: FREEPHONE 1800 3077 77.
 

 

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Medicare® join the race at the Women’s Mini Marathon 2014

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                                                                                                   Thousands sport Kiss Them Better wrist bands  

                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                        

THOUSANDS of females – and a welcome smattering  of cross-dressing males – ran, walked, jogged, wheeled and wobbled through the streets of Dublin this Bank Holiday Monday, for the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon.

Flora Women's Mini Marathon is the biggest all women's event of its kind in the world. Last year, the annual event raised more than €12 million for 700 charities, and this year, it looks set to deliver beyond that target.

Over 43,000 participants crossed the finishing line on Monday, their running times as diverse as their ages and abilities, with everyone from the seasoned runner to the complete novice, to wheelchair users proudly taking part to raise some much needed funds for their respective charities.

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Ireland’s leading medical supplies brand, Medicare® also joined in the race, supporting Temple Street by helping raise vital funds for life saving equipment for sick children.  Each of the 43,000 ladies participating in the mini-marathon received a Medicare® Kiss Them Better wrist band in their ‘Goody Bag’. The wristbands were a big hit at the marathon, with thousands of women sporting the stylish purple bracelets, featuring the Kiss Them Better logo.

The Kiss Them Better campaign is a joint initiative between Temple Street Children's Hospital and Medicare®, Ireland’s leading provider of family first aid.

Temple Street urgently need to raise over €100,000 to provide crucial facilities and equipment in the children’s hospital.  Highly specialised incubators for premature and seriously ill infants, high spec monitoring equipment and respiratory machines to help babies keep breathing, are just some of the essential life-saving equipment urgently needed at Temple Street.

The Kiss Them Better campaign, now in its second year, sees a donation made by Fleming Medical to Temple Street Children’s Hospital, for every time a pharmacy cash register rings a sale of Medicare® plasters. Thanks to Medicare® Plasters, Pharmacies nationwide and public support, over €20,000 has been raised for Temple Street Children’s Hospital, to date.

If you would like to support Temple Street Children's Hospital, while keeping your First-Aid Kit well stocked with quality plasters for those unexpected knocks and scrapes, you can purchase a box of Medicare® plasters here , or at your local participating pharmacy.

 

 

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Fleming Medical donate Medical Supplies to The Med Shed at Barretstown

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              Fleming Medical donate to the Med Shed 

“This year marks Barretstown’s 20th anniversary and I want to thank you - Fleming Medical

- most sincerely for the medical support you have provided over the years.”

                                                                                     - Barretstown Nursing Director, Eimear Kinsella. 

                                                                                                                                                                   

We, at Fleming Medical, were thrilled to offer our support and supplies to the Med Shed at Barretstown Children’s Camp.

Located at Barretstown Castle, Co. Kildare, Ireland, this special non-profit Children’s Camp is run by volunteers whose mission is to help to rebuild the lives of children affected by cancer and other serious illness. 

Barretstown was founded in 1994 by Hollywood actor, Paul Newman, and is modelled on his renowned ‘Hole in the Wall Gang Camp’ in Connecticut, USA.

 

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The residential children’s Summer camp is a place where kids and teenagers – from seven to seventeen – who have been diagnosed with a serious illness, can go to have fun, make friends, stop seeing themselves as ‘sick kids’, and still get the medical attention they need.

The Barretstown’s medical centre, the Med Shed, is a discrete and friendly medical presence at Barretstown.

Looking very far removed from a typical hospital, the medical centre is housed in a beautifully restored stone cottage, overlooking the tranquil ‘secret garden’, and is under the direction of the Clinical Nurse Manager, Senior Nurse and Medical Director.

It is vitally important that the Med Shed is fully equipped with the necessary routine and emergency procedures and we, at Fleming Medical, were delighted to make a contribution.

In a note to Fleming Medical’s Managing Director, Mark Fleming, Barretstown Nursing Director, Eimear Kinsella, said:  “Thank you so much for your ongoing support to Barretstown, and in particular the Med Shed. The 2014 camp season has begun with our spring family camps. This year, we hope to welcome over 3,700 children and family members to camp and through our hospital outreach programme.”

She adds: “This year marks Barretstown’s 20th anniversary and I want to thank you most sincerely for the medical support you have provided over the years.”

We, at Fleming Medical, a medical device company based in Limerick, feel privileged to lend our support, and hope that our donation will help to make a difference to this wonderful charity and the brave children it works so tirelessly to help. 

 

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Barretstown is a break from hospitals and white coats and a chance for sick children to be children again: to have fun, to make new friends and create new memories – all within the beautiful and magical setting of Barretstown castle in the Kildare countryside.

As a serious illness in childhood affects the entire family, Barretstown offers a range of camps to cater for all family members. Click here to learn more.

 

 

 

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Fleming Medical visits Schiller in Switzerland

 

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Fleming Medical visits Schiller in Switzerland 

Fleming Medical was recently invited to the renowned Swiss town of Lucerne where Schiller hosted a three day pan-European Sales Training seminar at their European Head Quarters. Fleming Medical was represented by Healthcare Executives, Ger Tierney and Dermot Clune. The training was aimed at further boosting our sales capabilities in meeting and exceeding our customer’s needs and incorporated the complete range of Schiller’s excellent product portfolio.

Representatives from each company were encouraged to share their own market knowledge and successes and Dermot and Ger shared the process and work behind securing the National HSE Tender for resting ECG’s.

During the three days Dermot and Ger were treated to a guided tour of the Schiller facility with the Operational Sales Director who provided them with a detailed insight into the quality and care that goes into creating each Schiller product.  Teams of highly qualified staff work towards ensuring that each unit meets exacting Swiss standards.

Ger Tierney commented on completing the training: “I felt that it was a great learning environment that broadened my knowledge and I believe it will benefit our business and customers”.  Dermot Clune added: “Having seen the care and quality that is applied in the making of each Schiller product, we can continue to take confidence in selling these products to our Fleming Medical customers”.   

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MEDICARE® SPONSORS SPECIAL OLYMPICS IRELAND FOR THE 2014 GAMES

 

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MEDICARE® SPONSORS SPECIAL OLYMPICS IRELAND FOR THE 2014 GAMES

WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE IN LIMERICK FROM 12TH - 15TH JUNE

 

Fleming Medical is delighted to announce their partnership with Special Olympics Ireland under the Medicare® brand ahead of the 2014 games which are taking place in Limerick this June.
 
Fleming Medical, a medical devices supplier based on the Dock Road in Limerick city will support the Games through the provision of medical supplies, a necessary requirement to support the 1,500 athletes attending the Games from June 12th to 15th. As part of the agreement Fleming Medical will provide Medicare® first aid and medical supplies, as well as medical equipment to support the healthy athlete programme which runs as part of the 2014 Games.
 
Mark Fleming, MD of Fleming Medical says, “As a Limerick company we are delighted to be partnering Special Olympics Ireland for the 2014 games being held here in Limerick.  As an industry leading provider of First Aid equipment and a comprehensive range of Sport supports, the synergy that drives this sponsorship is clear. The team at Fleming Medical are delighted and proud to be associated with such a positive sporting occasion”.
 
Matt English, CEO of Special Olympics Ireland, described the support of Fleming Medical, under the Medicare® brand, as a critical part of ensuring the 2014 Games are a success: “We are delighted that Medicare® has come on board as a key medical devices partner for the Special Olympics Ireland Games Limerick 2014. Medical Services are a vital part of these Games in terms of ensuring that the appropriate level of first aid and medical care is provided for all of our athletes. The key support from Fleming Medical will be an essential component in ensuring the success of these Games.”
 
The Games will take place over four days from Thursday, June 12th to Sunday June 15th. In what will be one of the largest and most prestigious sporting events to take place in Ireland this year as 1,500 Special Olympics athletes from throughout the island of Ireland will travel to Limerick. They will be accompanied by 500 coaches and official delegates as well as a contingent of over 3,000 family members. The Games will be supported by a team of 3,000 volunteers who will be recruited from Limerick city, county and beyond over the coming months.
 
To join the team and become a volunteer for the Special Olympics in Limerick this June go to Volunteers
 
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20,000 reasons to celebrate the first anniversary of ‘Kiss them better’ campaign

 

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20,000 reasons to celebrate the first anniversary of ‘Kiss them better’ campaign

Conor Murray at Temple Street Children's Hospital, marking the 1st anniversary of the Medicare® Plasters 'Kiss them Better' campaign, March 2014

 

Medicare® Plasters is back ‘kissing them better’ with Temple Street Children’s Hospital in 2014. Thanks to Medicare® Plasters, Pharmacies nationwide and with your support we have raised €20,000 to date which is going towards buying vital and essential medical equipment for Temple Street Children’s Hospital such as ECG machines and Patient Monitors. Following this successful first year Medicare® Plasters are proud to continue to partner the ‘Kiss Them Better’ campaign for another year!

 
Once again, Conor Murray took time out recently from his busy International Rugby duties to visit Temple Street Children’s Hospital where he met sick children from around the country together with their parents.  A big shout out to Conor Murray, to the children of Temple Street Hospital and to all their Staff for creating a very special and memorable afternoon.
 
‘Kiss them better’ Medicare® Plasters can be found in participating Pharmacies nationwide and for every special pack of Medicare® Plasters bought, Fleming Medical is making a donation to Temple Street Children’s hospital. This year, to raise further awareness, we’ve taken our campaign to national Radio on RTE 1 and 2fm from 24th February to 9th March 2014 and on several local radio stations such as Limerick Live95fm, Cork 96fm and Galway Bay FM.  
 
So listen out to a radio station near you and discover how you too can make a difference by buying a pack of Medicare® Plasters with the ‘Kiss them better’ logo in any participating Pharmacy nationwide or by donating directly online at www.kissthembetter.ie 
 
A huge thank you to all the participating Pharmacies who have joined forces with Medicare® plasters in supporting this worthy campaign. We at Fleming Medical are proud of our partnership with Temple Street Children’s Hospital and Medicare® Plasters are delighted to be ‘sticking’ with them for 2014.
 
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Conor Murray at Temple Street Children's Hospital
Support 'Kiss them Better' First Anniversary, March 2014

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Conor Murray  supporting 'Kiss them Better' at Temple Street Children's Hospital 

 

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Fleming Medical Goes Global at the Arab Health Show in Dubai


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Fleming Medical Goes Global at the Arab Health Show in Dubai

For a second time Fleming Medical was rubbing shoulders with Global industry leaders, distributors and international visitors at the Arab Health exhibition & congress in Dubai

 

 

For a second time Fleming Medical was rubbing shoulders with Global industry leaders, distributors and international visitors at the Arab Health exhibition & congress in Dubai.
 
Each year the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress welcomes thousands of exhibitors and visitors across the healthcare industry including medical manufacturers & medical device distributors. It also attracts a growing and diverse international participation from healthcare and medical professionals.
 
As a successful and industry recognised leader & distributor of medical devices in Ireland, the Fleming Medical representatives, which included our MD, Mark Fleming,  had a busy week welcoming visitors to our stand and discussing business with potential distributors and customers from around the globe.  The quality of the Medicare® products on display left no doubt that Fleming Medical is an industry leader when it comes to Sport Supports, Foot care and First Aid products.  
 
Attracting pharmacy distributors from as far away as Nigeria, Kenya and Holland means these are now all places where the Fleming Medical Medicare® brand of products can be found delivering quality products to local pharmacies and health care professionals.  
 
“It was a very worthwhile trip’, says Keith Sheridan, Fleming Medical Key Accounts Manager, ‘where we got to meet with new distributors and pharmacy groups and where the potential for global opportunities were brought together in one place and we got to display our quality products to an international audience.” 
 
And so another successful year in Dubai for Fleming Medical where Medicare® continues to grow an Irish brand on the international stage.
 

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L to R: Rashed Ghafoor, Area Sales Manager UK, Mark Fleming, MD &
 Keith Sheridan, Export/Key Account Manager

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Fleming Medical stand at the Arab Health Show, February 2014

 

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