Dechoker pledges to save 100 lives by 2022


Matt Oakley and the Dechoker team are at stand M22 at The Care Show

Anti-choking device manufacturer Dechoker has pledged to save 100 lives by 2022.

Over 100 people died from choking related incidents in UK care homes over the past year, according to ONS figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request by Dechoker.

Matt Oakley of Dechoker told CHP: “Dechoker is leading the way in preventing choking deaths in the adult care sector. Over 100 care and nursing home residents in the UK die due to choking every year, equivalent to two per week. Our manual suction Dechoker was developed to remove an obstruction from a person’s airway in seconds.”

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Dechoker has prevented seven choking deaths this year after having secured contracts with a number of care home providers.

New Care became the first provider to install Dechoker in all of its homes early this year. Further deals were announced with Oakdale Care Group and Orchard Care Homes in April and May.

Dechoker has also announced a partnership with training provider Curve Learning.

The CQC recently issued choking related advice to care providers, including details of an £82,000 fine.

You can meet Matt and the Dechoker team at stand M22 at The Care Show today.


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