Innovations
Case Study:

Grip-Sole Slipper Sock

PTP Healthcare’s specially designed
slipper sock was developed in conjunction
with Northumbria Healthcare Trust in an
effort to reduce the number of incidents
of patient’s falling on ward after surgery.

The male and female sock has a non slip base
from heel to toe and extra stretch to fit all sizes.

Available in a variety of colours and in child’s sizes
too, the slipper sock design has been improved and
developed with medical professionals over the past few years
to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Since introducing the slipper sock, amongst other measures,
an NHS Trust has recorded that the number of falls has reduced by a staggering 47%!

Another Trust also commented “We looked at the disposable patient slippers supplied within the hospital. The previous product available was made of foam that often didn’t fit, easily split and had the potential to contribute to patient falls. The new premium slipper socks we have introduced are comfortable, have anti slip bottoms and whilst improving safety have the added bonus of keeping our patients feet warm."

Trusts are reporting a significant reduce in falls!