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We need your help to buy more Flojacs for our hospitals so that we can improve the experience of patients who have fallen and keep staff safe.

“This equipment lessens the time a patient has to spend on the floor, limits further injury and reduces the risk of staff injuries.”

 – Claire, Moving and Handling Risk Advisor –

Whilst seeking treatment last year, there were over a thousand reports of patients who fell at the hospital. Falls occur for various reasons and to be recovered from the floor, patients require assistance in a safe and timely manner. To do this, staff need quick and easy access to a piece of lifting equipment known as a FloJac.

Currently there are only two FloJacs at the hospital, so provision of more will ensure quicker responses for those who have fallen and safer lifting methods for our staff.

Costing £6,353 each, a FloJac is an inflatable piece of equipment that can be placed under a patient on the floor, it is then gently inflated layer-by-layer until the patient is at the correct height to be transferred to a hospital bed. The FloJacs simple, but effective operation, minimises further patient injury and stops staff putting themselves at risk of injury.


You can support this appeal by:

  • Making an online donation below
  • Calling us on 0300 019 4060/ 8449
  • Sending in a cheque made payable to ‘University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity‘ to one of our Freepost addresses:

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity,
The Royal Bournemouth Hospital,
Castle Lane East,

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity,
Poole Hospital,
Longfleet Road,
BH15 2JB

Funding for additional FloJac lifting machines is outside the scope of what the NHS will support. If the funds raised for this appeal are insufficient or exceed the target University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity will use them to support other activities of the charity.