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Paraid launches their first powered transfer chair

Paraid has launched a new 24V, Lithium-Ion battery operated, motorised transfer chair, to further complement its wide range of products. The IBEX Power is designed for one-person operation, its Powered Belt Track System reduces manual handling and facilitates a smooth, safe and quick method of upward or downward patient transfer. One full battery charge provides enough power to last for 150 flights of stairs, providing plenty of operational time.

The IBEX Power has an easy-to-use control pad enabling the user to control the speed and direction (whether that be upward or downward) of the transfer chair. The head support, arm and foot rest provide additional support and comfort to the patient and with a payload capacity of 160kg (25 stone); the IBEX Power can accommodate a wide range of patients with ease. Quick, compact and easy to operate, it is designed to safely and effortlessly move patients up and down stairs in hospitals, care homes and ambulances.

With over 35 years of UK design and manufacturing experience, Paraid is the recognised global leader of innovative neonatal, paediatric and adult critical care transportation equipment. Paraid understands that many transfer situations are extremely challenging and aim to deliver solutions that protect both patients and clinicians, during the critical stage of patient care. The range of Paraid products includes the highly-acclaimed ACR (Ambulance Child Restraint) – the widest age and weight range paediatric harness in the world, the Neo-Restraint which helps reduce movement of a neonate during transfer and a range of critical care trolleys.

Paraid offers a bespoke design service enabling medical teams to work directly with their R&D specialists, to design products that meet their precise requirements. The team will take a brief and then applying their skills, experience and knowledge, will design a solution that meets the medical team’s exact needs. Using the latest 3D CAD design software and rapid-prototyping technologies, a prototype will be produced which can be tested and signed off ahead of production, ensuring that the final product provides the optimum transfer solution.

Operating to the highest standards, all Paraid products are subject to a wide range of quality checks throughout the entire manufacturing process, which includes a comprehensive quality management system to control all procedures and processes; ISO 9001 for Quality Management standards and ISO 13485 for Medical Device Quality Management. Adhering to these standards provides complete peace of mind, that every product is manufactured using the highest quality components and processes and will meet the demands of any medical environment.

In 2020 the company moved to a new state of the art head office in the heart of the UK.  The 38,223 sq. ft purpose-built site has allowed the manufacturer to continue to grow and develop its world-leading products.

Paraid provides nationwide UK coverage for training, maintenance and servicing providing customers with the reassurance, that their IBEX Power will be fully supported throughout its lifetime. It is recommended that all operators carry out training to ensure they are competent and confident in deploying and using the chair. Paraid offers two training courses; the Operator Training Course provides practical training on how to correctly use and deploy an IBEX Power. On course completion, all delegates that meet the training standards are certified and deemed competent. The Key Trainer Masterclass, known as ‘Train the Trainer’ provides knowledge for key members of a team to train others, enabling delegates to train other members of staff within the organisation.

As outlined in the PUWER Regulation – Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1988, it is recommended that an IBEX Power should be regularly serviced and maintained to ensure its safe operation. To assist in meeting this legal requirement, Paraid offer 12-month, 3- and 5-year maintenance contracts.

Power your patient transfers with the Paraid IBEX Power.

To book your FREE product demonstration or to find out more, please contact +44 (0) 121 700 7455 or email


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