The trail to TSA

katie-andersonFor most people, their years are punctuated and defined by birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and so on. Here in the Tunstall marketing department our year revolves around our key events diary, so while many have a ‘sleeps to Christmas’ countdown, we’re counting down our sleeps to one of our biggest industry events of the year – TSA’s International Technology Enabled Care (ITEC) Conference.

So, with our preparations for the 2016 […]

Are private developers driving innovation in the housing market?

Photograph of Tony Walker, TunstallTony Walker, Sales Operations & Business Development Director, Tunstall Healthcare UK, writes about the private developer market and their impact on housing innovation.

Today marks the fourth National Housing Day, a day where we recognise the positive impact that housing can have on individuals and communities. I thought I would take the opportunity to reflect on the positive impact that I have seen recently in the […]

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Good effort! Staff go the extra mile to raise money for charity this Summer

This International Day of Charity we talk about the great efforts that staff at Tunstall have made over the Summer to raise money for charities of their choice.

Leggin’ it in Leeds

In May, Our Director of HR, Gemma Dale ran the Leeds Half Marathon to raise funds for Retrak Charity.

“I completed Leeds half marathon in support of Retrak Charity.  I first learned about Retrak and their work from a good friend who is a trustee. They work across Africa […]

Try before you buy – demonstrating technology enabled care in hospitals across Ireland

Demo roomsTina Malloy, Sales and Marketing Manager, Tunstall Emergency Response, describes how they are using telecare demonstration rooms in health settings across Ireland.

We first set up a demo room around 6 and a half years ago in the main national rehabilitation hospital in Donnybrook co Dublin, and following its success there we now have around 8-10 demo rooms across Ireland providing a variety of services.

Demo rooms are normally set […]

Digital Technology and Dementia – let’s not get too excited by shiny new gadgets!

Response blogAli Rogan, Global Director of External Affairs, Tunstall Healthcare, blogs about the importance of people in services enabled by digital technology

Today we welcomed a visitor from the Alzheimer’s Society to see the Tunstall Response centre and Innovations Centre. The order of the visit is very deliberate and whilst the Innovations Centre does indeed contain shiny new gadgets, what really matters is the service and the people element of […]

Do we need Standards in a digital world?

Photograph of blog author Adrian Scaife

Adrian Scaife, UK Product Marketing Manager, Tunstall Healthcare, blogs about why we still need standards in a digital world. 

I was inspired to write this blog after reading two very different articles over the weekend but it emerged they had a common theme.

The first article was about the car industry’s first fatality involving an autonomous driving feature called auto pilot.

The fatal crash of a Tesla […]

Lightbulb Moment – Using Assistive Technology to support people with learning disabilities

Photo of Mike Chambers

Mike Chambers, Consultant, talks about the role of Assistive Technology helping support people with Learning disabilities and their family and friends. 

I guess like many of us in the housing and care sector, my involvement with telecare and assistive technology happened by chance rather than design. After many years involved in front line service delivery with various client groups, in 2006 I became a Supporting People Commissioner at […]

The Goods Life

Lynne WarnerTunstall’s Goods In department deals with everything from small packets to full pallets. Lynne Warner, Warehouse Operative, writes about the processes they use to ensure they get the right items to the right place at the right time.

 

 

 

Key stats about Tunstall’s Good In department:

  • Goods In receives an average of 100 deliveries each week
  • 30,000 items are delivered each year
  • Over £1m of goods are managed each month
  • Most items are processed from […]

Innovation Sensation

Graeme WilsonSince its launch in the Autumn of 2015, the Tunstall Innovations Centre has seen hundreds of people pass through its doors. Graeme Wilson, Software Architect and one of the curators of the Centre, reveals what we’ve learned since the Innovations Centre was established and why visitors have found their time there so valuable.

Keep it simple

The Innovation Centre was created to provide a showcase for emerging and future technologies, […]

Digital Technology – providing choice and independence in later life

Tracey Russell, Telecare Trainer at Tunstall Healthcare UK, blogs about her recent visit to the launch of City University London’s new Digital Technology Lab ‘CityTECS’.

On Wednesday 23 March, City University London opened the doors publicly to their new CityTECs Lab – a hub equipped with the latest health and care technology. The suite is fitted with a multitude of devices such as sensors for movement and bed or chair occupancy, medication dispensers and blood pressure monitors and […]