Family-run company Yorkshire Care Equipment has announced that they have now supplied over 50 Raizer emergency lifting chairs to emergency services across the North of England, reducing the time and effort it takes to lift a fallen person back to their feet.
The Raizer is currently being used by paramedics, rapid response teams, and even emergency fire services across most of Yorkshire and parts of Lancashire. After recent reports showed that the number of deaths by falls has increased, the Raizer is providing a new and dignified way to get people back on their feet wherever possible. Even better, it only needs one operator to use, which allows services to use their respondents’ time more effectively.
Yorkshire Care’s Sales Manager, George Hulbert, said:
“We’ve had incredible feedback on the Raizer so far, and with good reason. People fall over every single day, and many people can’t pick themselves back up. That’s where the Raizer steps in and does all the hard work for you.
“It’s estimated that every minute [in the UK], six people over the age of 65 fall. The sheer volume of people who need help getting to their feet is huge and is only growing. We think that the Raizer can provide the solution that’s needed to make sure that stress is minimised for both the person on the floor and their carer.”
"Weve been able to expand into new markets that we could never have reached before"
Deals with various emergency service teams have enabled the company to expand their supply reach throughout the whole of Scotland. They supplied 30 Raizers to the Yorkshire Ambulance Service earlier this year (in a deal worth £80,000), and they are now being used all over in rapid response vehicles and single paramedic cars.
The Raizer is slightly different from other falls lifting products in that it is assembled around the fallen individual and lifts them back to either a seated or standing position within a couple of minutes. It also allows the carer to use the chair whilst sitting in front of the person so that they can maintain eye contact and ensure that the individual is calm and well enough to stand on their own.
Tom Hulbert, Yorkshire Care Equipment’s CEO and Raizer Specialist, said:
“The Raizer was designed for situations that paramedics and other rapid response teams deal with every single day. It’s a great example of forward-thinking by places like the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Humberside Fire & Rescue Service.
“For Yorkshire Care, the Raizer has shown to be one of our most successful products ever. We’ve been able to expand into new markets that we could never have reached before, and I look forward to seeing other Ambulance trusts come on board in a big way.”
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