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LifeVac sponsors The Outstanding Society

LifeVac Europe are extremely proud to have partnered with the Outstanding Society.

It’s a pleasure partnering with a society that shares the same values and goals of helping raise standards of care and quality of care provided across the UK in the care sector.

LifeVac have helped many providers raise their standards of care and reach Outstanding in Safe and Responsive CLOE’s.

Together we can help put an end to one of the leading causes of accidental death in adults over the age of 65 and people with learning disabilities….choking.

Who are LifeVac?

LifeVac Europe are a family operated business, with distributors across the UK and EMEA. We work closely with the care sector in the UK, having worked with and equipped 1000’s of care and nursing homes across the UK, from small independent providers to the largest in the UK, HC-One.

During this time we have helped save hundreds of lives in a choking emergency when all other methods have failed and helped many providers raise their standards of care. Casualties have been sitting (wheelchair), standing and laying down. We support care providers at the very beginning, from implementation and face to face/free e-learning training to replacing used LifeVac devices free of charge.

LifeVac is a non-invasive airway clearance device, with two sonic welded discs for interchangeable sized masks and a patented one-way valve. This means when applied no air can be forced downward, only generating one way suction when pulled. Being non-invasive means there are no tubes protruding from LifeVac, risking pushing the obstruction or tongue back in a panic situation.

LifeVac is FDA, MHRA registered, and CE marked. We are proud to have been medically proven to be the most effective, safest and easiest to use ACD in the world, back by multiple independent peer reviewed medical publications covering lives saved, independent testing, ease of use, safety and effectiveness.

A case study.


“We have incorporated Lifevac into our Homes for a couple of years now and ensured we give instruction on its use in our First Aid training. We have recognised the increased risk of choking in some of our residents and have in place a rather comprehensive risk assessment to ensure the risk is recognised and the appropriate responses to the risk are put into operation. The Lifevac is in place to enhance our response to possible incidents of choking. We worked constructively and effectively with Lifevac Europe to ensure the appropriate distribution of Lifevac to our Homes and to ensure the correct instruction to our staff on its use.”

Frank Cummins, Care Services Director, Caring Homes Group.

“Hallmark Care Homes are very pleased to work with LifeVac who have supplied LifeVac kits to all of our homes in England and Wales. This gives us piece of mind that in the event of a choking incident we have all the correct equipment within our homes. LifeVac is an incredibly easy to use product and the team at LifeVac have provided our care and nursing teams with some great training on how to use the equipment.”

Aneurin Brown, Regional Manager for England, Hallmark Care Homes.

“The team at LifeVac presented their thorough knowledge regarding choking risks within the residential care sector and professionally demonstrated the capability and benefits of their invention to deal with such risks. In doing so, they instilled confidence within our leadership team and it was an easy decision to become a partner. LifeVac is invaluable, lifesaving technology and we feel that it is essential to support our staff at Runwood Homes with such crucial lifesaving equipment. LifeVac will protect all of our residents, especially those who are living with a neurological condition, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s, and with an increased choking risk.”

Gavin O’Hare-Connolly, Chief Operating Officer of Runwood Homes.

“For me, the beauty of LifeVac is in its simplicity. Having assessed the suitability of the device, I had positive feedback from my front-line colleagues thanks to it being so easy to use and non-invasive, despite serving such a critical life-saving purpose.”

Roberta Roccella, Head of Wellbeing, HC-One.

“At Exemplar Heath Care we always put safety first for our service users and with this in mind we purchased LifeVacs for all our homes. We train our staff in choke related first aid, and additionally in the use of LifeVacs, there has only been one occasion where we have had to utilise this but when this occasion arose it was successful. Following the incident staff were debriefed and were positive and felt confident in managing choke related situations.”

Claire Barnfield, Commissioning Director, Exemplar Health Care.

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