Product - T-mat
T-mat: A single-use, super-absorbent, polymer-based gelling mat supplied by Cairn Technology and widely used to absorb fluids primarily in operating theatres.
"We looked into the T-mat because we had a problem with major trauma cases needing large amounts of irrigation. We’d been using the puddle vac and inco pads etc. The T-mat proved to be excellent so we didn’t assess any other products. We liked the choice of having a non-sterile and also a sterile version and would recommend it. It minimises mess and makes cleaning up easier."
Sue Mallet, Sister Orthopaedics & Agnes Woodfield, Sister Spinal, Stoke Mandeville Hospital
"The T-mat satisfies the problem better than alternatives that we tried. It is easy to remove from the floor after use."
Alastair Burnside, Theatres Supplies Co-ordinator, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
"T-mats: I like how absorbent they are and their ease of use. I think they’re the best on the market."
Terry Jackson, Deputy Theatre Manager, The Winterbourne Hospital BMI Healthcare
"The T-mat has superb absorbability, is compact, fit for purpose and strong enough to hold together for disposal. I used incontinence sheets pre these mats – no comparison. They do an excellent job."
June Denny, Theatre Manager, Spire Thames Valley Hospital
"We like T-mats as they absorb from both sides. Much better compared to inco pads which only absorb from one side. Brilliant for arthroscopy cases!"
Julie Parish, Theatre Sister, BMI Lancaster Hospital
"The selling point of the T-mat is you can put it down in advance. I would recommend it to any hospital."
Sue Foster, Theatre Sister, Spire Parkway Hospital
"T-mats make life easier and fulfil their purpose."
Sadie Falber, Orthopaedics Sister, Spire Bristol Hospital
"We use the mats for various purposes. Basically anything that needs soaking up, we use the T-mat. We used to use suction, but these are much better."
Stan Wendon, Theatre Manager, Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital
"On a scale of 1 to 5, I’d rate the T-mats 5 for excellent!"
Stephanie Petrie, Sister, Nevill Hall Hospital, Aneurin Bevan Health Board
The quotations above were kindly provided at the time the product was in use in each workplace. Please note that in some cases, the person providing the quote may have since changed job role or workplace and organisations may have changed name or products now used. Quotations were accurate when originally supplied to Cairn Technology.