Ramsey Coote Instruments was founded in 1954 by Irene Ramsey and Peter Coote who developed the original bell and pad alarm system for the Australian market. The bell and pad concept was conceived when the couple were faced with the challenge of getting their child dry at night, following the failure of various other treatments led Peter Coote to design and build the first bell and pad alarm system.
Due to the success of their child overcoming their bedwetting at night (Nocturnal Enuresis), Ramsey Coote Instruments began as a manufacturer and treatment provider to children’s hospitals, community health centres, medical practitioners and psychologists. The business made its mark in the Australian and New Zealand market as enuresis clinics and major hospitals began to see the high rate of success gained through the use of the bell and pad alarm system. The alarm control units and bed-pads were manufactured in Australia and consisted of over 80% Australian made components, making Ramsey Coote Instruments a business that has supported local industries to this day.
In 1989, the Ramsey Coote business was acquired by Janet Blainey, a Psychologist, and Gordon Marshall, a Professional Engineer, who continued the growth of Ramey Coote Instruments with improvement to the original product and the addition of skilled technicians which assemble and service the alarm units. To this day, there have been 9 different models designed and distributed by the Ramsey Coote team, each developing more features and added specifications.
The Ramsey Coote team is continually working with various hospitals and Enuresis clinics to develop and improve the effectiveness of the bell and pad alarm system, thus providing successful treatment support to many children, helping them become dry at night.
After nearly 20 years of building the ‘Ramsey Coote Instruments’ name and reputation, Gordon Marshall and Janet Blainey turned the business over to Michelle Naughton who is currently navigating Ramsey Coote Instruments towards a bright future with support in the market and in potentially new product innovations. Ramsey Coote Instruments strives to continue to help children become dry at night, as they have done since 1954.