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Frontier Medical Group Announces New Canadian Distribution Deal

February 20 2017

LONDON, U.K., February 20, 2017 – Frontier Medical Group, the specialist medical device manufacturer based in Wales, has announced a major new distribution contract with Joerns Healthcare in Canada.

Under the new deal, Frontier will distribute its Repose® range of Pressure Injury Prevention products through Joerns Healthcare in Canada. Joerns Healthcare is one of North America’s leading providers of acute and post-acute health care products and services and has significant experience and expertise in the Pressure Injury Prevention market.

The agreement is significant as it marks Frontier’s first step into the North American market on the back of the success it has experienced in the UK and Europe.

Simon Jackson, Managing Director at Frontier Medical Group said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for us as a business, and we’re proud to be partnering with such a well-known and respected partner as Joerns Healthcare Canada. Our Repose® range of products complements their existing range of products and services and together we’ll be able to provide patients across Canada with an enhanced range of products used in the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries.

“It’s also a really exciting time for us as Canada is new ground for the company, we’re expecting to build on this new agreement with further contracts across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East in the coming months.

“We’ve already seen there is a huge demand for our products in a number of international markets and our focus on exports will drive incremental growth in our business.”

Paul Froggatt, General Manager at Joerns Healthcare Canada Inc. stated, “We are very excited to partner with Frontier Medical and be involved with the Repose® product line. We feel there is a significant opportunity for Repose® in the Canadian market and it fits well within our product portfolio. Initial response from key clinicians and key customers has been very encouraging.”

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About Frontier Medical Group

Frontier Medical Group, based in Blackwood, South Wales, was incorporated over 50 years ago and is now a market leading UK manufacturer and provider of a range of medical devices to healthcare professionals and end users in both the UK and internationally. Frontier’s products contribute greatly to the safety and wellbeing of their users, specifically in Pressure Injury Prevention and Infection Prevention. Its main product lines are:

Repose® – A unique range of pressure area care devices (e.g. mattresses, cushions, foot protectors) used in both the treatment and prevention of Pressure Injuries.
Toto® – A unique patented automated programmable patient turning device used in the prevention and treatment of Pressure Injuries.
Sharpsafe® – Europe’s market leading range of sharps containers for the safe disposal of clinical sharps.

About Joerns Healthcare

Joerns Healthcare is a leading manufacturer and national service provider of Patient Handling and Wound Care products to the healthcare continuum. They help healthcare providers solve complex medical equipment challenges, improve patient and caregiver safety and speed of patient healing. The Canadian headquarters is located in Mississauga, ON, with global headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Joerns Healthcare has over 1700 employees throughout North America and Europe, and is committed to delivering solutions that improve the lives of patients and care providers.

For more information, contact:
Diane Braselton
Corporate Communications, Joerns Healthcare
Phone: +1-800-826-0270

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