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Home oxygen fire death toll in England falls dramatically

Monday, 25 February 2019 11:59:00 Europe/London

Home oxygen fires in England led to only one death between 2013 and 2017, our Freedom of Information request to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) has revealed.

We asked 212 CCGs in England how many incidents and fatalities involving home oxygen they had recorded for each year over the five-year period. Nearly three-quarters (73%) responded to the request, with only one fatality reported, in the Yorkshire and Humberside region in November 2013.

 

During this period a total of 63 non-fatal incidents were recorded. When the results are extrapolated to cover the full home oxygen patient population in England and Wales (81,000), the results would be 89 incidents and 1.4 deaths – a significantly lower rate than any previous study in the UK or elsewhere.

 

The data, published in our White Paper ‘Home Oxygen Fire Prevalence in England (2013-17)’, reveals that there are almost twenty times more home oxygen fatalities in the US - and ten times more in Japan - compared with England.

During the same five-year period in the US, the number of fatalities involving home oxygen fires, when adjusted to reflect the equivalent patient population, was 27. In Japan, it was 14.

 

The full White Paper report and infographic can be downloaded from www.firebreaks.info/uk

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BPR Medical supports local Academy's Boxing Day Brunch initiative

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 11:59:50 Europe/London

 As an alternative to corporate gifting, we have decided instead to make a significant donation to the Queen Elizabeth Academy in Mansfield. We sponsor the Philanthropist Award annually.

 Each boxing day the staff and students volunteer to provide a ‘Boxing Day Brunch’ for the homeless, elderly and less fortunate students of the school. For some, this is the only hot meal they receive and each child receives a christmas gift.

 It is entirely funded by donations of money, food and volunteer time. Last year, there were 145 people welcomed, the forecast this year is higher.

 We're sure you will agree this is a very worthy cause. https://www.queenelizabeths-ac.org.uk/events/event/boxing-day-brunch-2018/

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BPR Medical welcome RT Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 10:34:37 Europe/London

 BPR Medical was delighted to welcome RT Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP along with Sonya Ward MP 

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Extended service interval for Ultraflow Demand Valves

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 16:08:00 Europe/London

We have extended the service interval for Ultraflow Demand Valves from 4 years to 5 years and the intended life has increased from 8 years to 10 years. This applies to all devices manufactured from 18th June 2018, including those supplied as service exchange replacements. Read more here.

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US Veterans Administration mandates oxygen firebreaks

Friday, 11 May 2018 16:08:57 Europe/London

The United States Veterans Health Administration (VA) (https://www.va.gov/health/) has issued a Patient Safety Alert (https://www.patientsafety.va.gov/docs/alerts/INTERNET_AL18-01.pdf) mandating the use of thermal fuses (firebreaks) in all its home oxygen patient installations.

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BPR supports North East Cluster Headache event

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 13:00:14 Europe/London

Ian Buckle from BPR Medical was on hand to talk to cluster headache patients and carers at the OUCH (Organisation for the Understanding of Cluster Headache) North East & Cumbria Conference - on Sunday March 18.

 

 

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Procurement 4 Health Scotland 20th March 2018

Thursday, 15 March 2018 16:52:57 Europe/London

BPR Medical are exhibiting! We're looking forward to seeing you at stand 7 opposite NHS Procurement, drop by the stand and meet the team!

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News on firebreaks - watch this space!

Thursday, 15 March 2018 16:45:17 Europe/London

News coming soon on a major development towards worldwide adoption of firebreaks....

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 Firesafe™ Cannula Valve now licensed in Japan

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 15:14:49 Europe/London

BPR Medical’s Firesafe™ cannula valve, which can prevent patient deaths and limit injuries in the event of an oxygen fire, has been licensed for use among Japan’s 160,000 home oxygen patients.

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Effective 27th October 2017, this product range will only be available to purchase from ourselves, BPR Medical. 

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