MEDORIS was established in 2001 as the healthcare division of Heavebury Ltd, a successful textile company founded in 1981. Based upon the directors’ experience of elderly care and their knowledge of sourcing textiles worldwide, MEDORIS is now a leading supplier of specialist care products. In 2003 its founder, Brenda Currill, became Care Innovator of the Year for the range of specialist care nightwear. These highly acclaimed care products incorporated designs for comfort and dignity.
In 2005 the very popular and innovative design-registered Catchkin ‘napkin’ bib was developed as a dignified alternative to the conventional tartan bib. Used extensively in care and nursing homes and by families, it is also bought by a large catalogue based company.
In 2006 MEDORIS gained approval to supply the NHS with its washable bed pads (‘kylies’). Again MEDORIS improved this area of healthcare which now includes 11 products for incontinence care and also covering urostomy, bariatric and palliative care.
In 2007 and 2008 MEDORIS launched over 20 new products designed to expand the key areas of elderly care with its dementia products, adaptive clothing and PEG feeding product range.
However, the highlight of 2008 was Brenda winning her second Care Innovator of the Year award for the unique range of positioning and pressure care products, now also accepted by the NHS Supply Chain.
The MEDORIS product range now boasts over 150 products that are being used throughout the UK, Europe and America in care homes, learning disabilities homes and by the general public.
“…I can tell these products were designed by someone who has done the job…”
PCS Liverpool – learning difficulties.
“…Some are probably washed twice a day….and they don’t look any different…still new. No complaints from any staff, definitely not so many sheets and pillowcases needing washing because of being wet….”
Care Home Manager on bed pads (‘kylies’) after 12 months
”…11 out of 10 – they’re brilliant…” Marston Court Care Home, OSJCT
“…Thank you very much for the all-in-one nightwear… The staff are very pleased with it…”
People in Action Home (learning disabilities)
‘Dignity in the face of Adversity’ – Social Care Sentinel – June 2007
‘Incontinence Care’ – Social Care Sentinel – August 2007
‘Dignity, Comfort and Respect’ – PIR Care Home Management No.27 - 2009