Join our Facebook LIVE event – Take control of your stoma

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Join our Clinical Advisor, Marie McGrogan, as she hosts a LIVE session on our Facebook page on Wednesday 9th June at 2pm BST. Marie will be joined by special guest, Bronagh Starrs, Psychotherapist, and Luciana Podschun, an ostomate for 5 years.

We’ll explore feelings of loss of control following stoma formation, and how, like Luciana, you can ultimately feel in control and therefore change how you feel about your stoma.

Like us on Facebook and check our upcoming events to join!  We’ll see you there! 

Don’t worry if you can’t make the live session, as it will be available to watch following the event. 

French nurses visit eakin

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Staff at eakin were delighted to welcome the visitors, who travelled from France to attend an eakin presentation and workshop.

During their visit they also learnt the history of eakin, received more training about our products including our new eakin dot 2-piece and had an opportunity to tour the factory.

Olivier Montels, Development Manager of eakin in France: “It’s important for Health professionals to know more about us, our values and our products to understand fully the commitment of our teams to create and fabricate eakin products. We are even more pleased that this was the first visit of French ET nurses.”

Eakin will also be present at the AFET days – which is the French National Congress of ET nurses – happening in Lyon from the 8th to the 12th of October. 

We thank all our visitors for taking the time to visit us and we look forward to welcoming them again in the future. 

JSSCR in Kofu

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Display of eakin wound pouches in Japan

Eakin Japan recently attended JSSCR in Kofu, Japan.

This marked the launch of Soft Convex and Paediatric Pouches in Japan. The reception from nurses was extremely positive. This was a great opportunity to meet with Japanese WOC nurses and discuss the benefits of Soft Convexity.

We also displayed Cohesive Seals, Eakin Wound Pouches and the accessories range, which led to a very busy and successful conference.

TG Eakin support NISP Trust

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The Duke of York thanked TG Eakin for our support in bringing Northern Ireland to the fore as a global knowledge economy.

The Duke of York, Patron, the Northern Ireland Science Park Trust attended a lunch at the Northern Ireland Science Park in support of the Trust. His Royal Highness welcomed the first significant private sector donation from TG Eakin, confident that it will make a major contribution to the development of young entrepreneurs and the economy of Northern Ireland.

As part of the NISP plan to develop that contribution Paul Bradstock, Chairman of the NISP Trust and founding CEO of the Oxford Trust explained that this donation is just the start of the local and international business community contributing to a charitable vehicle for philanthropy on the basis of “enlightened self-interest”.

“This contribution by TG Eakin is significant but more importantly it is a call to action to all of our business community to become part of this success and we are giving them a tangible vehicle in which to invest and see measurable results.”

Tom Eakin, founder of TG Eakin and a previous recipient of the NISP CONNECT Innovation Founder award said, “As a company we made the decision to donate to the NISP Trust because we believe that the programmes it will support through NISP CONNECT will actually deliver on the vision of bringing Northern Ireland to the fore as a global knowledge economy.

“We are a global business based in Northern Ireland, we have a vested interest in supporting other companies to create a vibrant collaborative business culture that can compete worldwide. I would actively encourage other businesses to look at this model and join us in giving it their full support.”

Eakin attend APETNA

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Business Development staff at Eakin were delighted to have the opportunity to attend the 5th Congress of Asia Pacific Enterostomal Therapy Nurses Association (APETNA) last week.

The congress was organised in conjunction with the Korean Society of Coloproctology and the Korean Association of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses. Around 500 attendants from 15 different countries attended the event.

Sejong University in Seoul was chosen as the venue for the congress, which made it extra special for Eakin; Seoul is also the home city of our South Korean distributor SeHo Medical & Organic. Mary and Stuart thoroughly enjoyed working with Youngran Lee on our stand, who was there to greet the Korean nurses and demonstrate our products.

A large amount of interest was shown in the whole Eakin range, with particular interest in Surround™ Skin Protectors, Cohesive® Seals, Cohesive® Paste and the Wound Pouches™. An Eakin Seminar was held immediately after the congress due to a number of nurses requesting more detailed information on the products. We would like to thank all the nurses for their attendance and their interest in our products.

ECET Review 2013

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Eakin staff enjoyed another successful conference at ECET in Paris last month. The focus of our stand was on our core product – eakin Cohesive®.

We would like to draw your attention to 3 new case studies, which have been sent to us by ET nurses from Australia and Denmark. Throughout the examples, the authors make use of a wide range of eakin products, including Cohesive® Seals, Cohesive® Paste, Wound Pouches™ and Release™ Adhesive Remover to treat their patients.

‘The mysterious case of Bullous Pemphigoid’ by Ian Whiteley demonstrates the healing potential of Eakin Cohesive® in caring for skin lesions associated with this autoimmune disorder. The capacity of our new Maxi Wound Pouch™ was put to the test in Nicole Wienhold’s case study. Finally, Emma Vernon shows us how she cared for a large wound with multiple fistulae by combining Cohesive® with NPWT and Wound Pouches™.

Our sincere thanks to all 3 authors for taking the time to document their valuable experiences and share them with us. We hope they will be useful to many ETs around the world.

TG Eakin Ltd continue to support Young Enterprise NI

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In January and May of this year, representatives from TG Eakin Ltd were invited to attend Young Enterprise NI events, having assisted with this event for the past few years now.

YENI is an education charity who help thousands of young people every year to learn about business and the world of work under the guidance of volunteers from local companies. This ensures that young people acquire the skills they will need to become enterprising, creative and commercially aware.

The Mock Interview event that we attended in January was designed to train young people for pending interview situations, where Jeremy Eakin and Elaine Toner acted as the interview panel.

In May, we attended the Trade Fair where the young people formed teams to manufacture and sell products ‘Apprentice’ style, where they had to deal with finance, marketing, sales techniques, etc. Elaine and Jenny McIlroy attended the event and judged each team across various categories.

Once again the event was a huge success and YENI thanked TG Eakin Ltd for our continued support with local schools.

A Wonderful WCET Congress

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The long journey to Adelaide, South Australia was more than worthwhile as eakin enjoyed an extremely successful 19th WCET congress.

This year the eakin booth embraced the new purple branding that you should now all be familiar with and the main product focus was on wound care, with an exciting new Maxi Wound Pouch measuring a staggering 250 x 385mm revealed at the event.

There are a number of people who contributed to the success of the event. Firstly we would like to thank Åsa Gustafsson from Sweden and Lorraine Andrews from New Zealand for presenting their impressive case studies using Eakin Wound Pouches in the Fistula Session on Sunday. We are always encouraged by your hard work and creativity. Secondly, a big thank you goes to our colleagues and friends in Omnigon, who were such a great help on our stand. Thirdly we would like to thank the WCET Organising Committee for a really well organised WCET congress – congratulations on a fantastic event!

And last but by no means least, we would like to thank all of the ET nurses who took the time to enter our competition. As many as 150 delegates added their thoughts on why eakin seals are still the best stoma seals around. The winning comment was written by Julie Isherwood of St John of God, Geelong, Victoria who wrote ‚Eakin seals are still the best because they were the original, everybody else has tried to copy it. That’s flattery. They work!‘ We hope you are enjoying your pamper pack prize post congress Julie! The wall with all eakin Cohesive Comments is now available to view.

Eakin attend Romanian Conference

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TG Eakin Ltd has recently attended the Romanian Conference of Urology which was then followed by the 11th Central European Meeting of Urologists organised by the European Asscoiation of Urology.

The meeting was held in Timisoara, Romania on 26-29th October 2011 and was the first time that our Romanian distributor, Euromedical Distribution Grup, had exhibited at this event. The feedback on the quality of the Pelican Urostomy pouches was very positive from all of the Romanian participants.

Eakin exhibit at ESPEN Conference

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In September, TG Eakin Ltd made their first visit to the ESPEN (European Society For Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism) Conference in Gothenburg as exhibitors.

Now an annual event, ESPEN covers a broad range of scientific areas relating to nutritional science and was very well attended by Doctors, Clinicians and Dieticians from around the world.

The Eakin product focus for this event was the Surround Skin Protector which has a variety of uses in the nutritional care field. The demographic of this conference was very different than any event that Eakin have attended before and the product received a great response from the attendees.

Due to this success, Eakin hope to attend the conference again next year which will be held in Barcelona in September 2012.