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Memory foam floors trial at hospitals

10th November 2010

The University of Portsmouth is conducting a study into the effectiveness of shock absorbent flooring to help reduce serious injuries to elderly patients.

The flooring, more commonly found in sports halls, has a memory foam backing with shock absorbing properties but could have benefits in a hospital setting. St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight, York Teaching Hospital, Harrogate District Hospital and Ellesmere Port Hospital are trialling the material with figures suggesting that falls were the leading cause of death in people over 75.


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Article Information

Title: Memory foam floors trial at hospitals
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 16639
Date Added: 10th Nov 2010


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