HRH The Duke of Kent visits Trio HQ to present prestigious Queen's Award for our pioneering silicone product - Trio Healthcare

HRH The Duke of Kent visited our Great Missenden office yesterday [Tuesday 4th December] to present us with the prestigious Queens Award for Innovation for our unique product, Trio’s Responsive Silicone, which surrounds an abdominal stoma comfortably and securely, vastly improving the lives of ostomates.

Trio Healthcare is dedicated to improving the lives of ostomates across the world. Trio noticed a gap in the market for ostomates who were suffering from embarrassing leakage and unnecessary damage to their skin from abdominal stomas – surgically created intestinal openings, dramatically impacting their social life and wellbeing.

The Duke of Kent, presented the Queen’s Award in the Innovation Category to our Managing Director, Lloyd Pearce.
His Royal Highness discussed Trio’s pioneering technology with the Trio Healthcare team and spoke with ostomates, whose lives have been transformed thanks to Trio’s revolutionary work.

The Duke of Kent said: “I am delighted to be in Buckinghamshire to present Trio Healthcare with the Queen’s Award for Innovation. Their dedication to healthcare innovation is improving the lives of ostomates everywhere – they are very worthy winners.”

One of the ostomates, Peter Lannen, shared how he set up a support group called Ostofriends after funding for stoma nurses in his area was cut. He also helps other ostomates to adapt to life with a stoma.

Diana Faires spoke about how she believes her stoma has made her who she is today and the importance of ostomates talking about their experiences with others.

Another ostomate, Alan Fox, who had his urostomy five years after being diagnosed with bladder cancer, told The Duke that Trio’s silicone seal “changed his life for the better”.

Bryan Jenkins, who has lived with his stoma for many years, spoke passionately about the incredible work Trio products do and shared how he even brings in treats for the hard-working staff.

Managing Director of Trio Healthcare, Lloyd Pearce said: “It is a huge honour to welcome The Duke of Kent to Trio Healthcare today. We are all so proud and delighted to be awarded the Queen’s Award for our Trio Responsive Silicone. It’s a very special day for Trio Healthcare as we welcome our Royal visitor to our Head Office. It’s an honour to receive this award for our contribution to the advancement of ostomy care. We are so proud knowing that our product is making a real difference to the lives of ostomates, who feel less socially anxious, now that bag leakage is no longer a concern.”

Jason Brannan, Director at Medilink North of England of which Trio Healthcare is a member, added: “It’s amazing to watch the hard work of Trio being recognised on a national stage and by The Duke of Kent. The Trio team couldn’t be more passionate about improving the lives of ostomates, by preventing stoma leakage and skin damage to enhance their overall wellbeing.”

Published: 5th December 2018

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