The situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK is constantly evolving. We are aware that many of our customers and clients are increasingly concerned about how this will affect their ability to access healthcare equipment and their daily care routines.
As such, we will keep this post updated with our latest policies and information on how Yorkshire Care Equipment can offer support as the situation develops. Please check back here for any further updates.
Last Updated: 15/09/2020 14:10
At this time, the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone who works for and with Yorkshire Care Equipment is our top priority. We currently have no concerns about an outbreak of the COVID-19 virus occurring within our staff, and we have had no confirmed or suspected cases amongst any of our colleagues or clients.
We are monitoring the situation closely and following the latest advice from the government and Public Health England.
To enable private individuals, healthcare professionals and loan stores to have continued access to the equipment needed to maintain people’s health and wellbeing we are currently taking the following actions:
To support individuals who are in self-isolation and care facilities that are in lockdown, we are also offering the following services:
To cope with the increased need for beds, hospitals are looking to discharge patients as quickly as possible.
Equipment loan stores play a key part in this effort – quick access to the right equipment allows more people to be safely cared for at home. So, we know many stores are looking to urgently increase their stock levels to keep up with the demand.
To support these preparations, we have increased our ability to supply loan stores. Please get in touch if you’re looking for any equipment.
In particular, we’ve increased the stock of our Lento Care Chair. It’s incredibly adjustable and can deal with even the most complex postural needs. Adjustments are quick and don’t require tools or new parts, so the chairs can be issued or reissued immediately.
We can even provide additional support by offering chair setups via video call, without needing to visit patients when they are in isolation.
Of course, we will also be taking some additional steps to protect all staff and customers and prevent the spread of the virus.
Yorkshire Care Equipment staff will be implementing the following steps as precautionary measures:
We have set up alcohol gel stations at the main doors into the showroom, by the warehouse loading door and at the workshop entrance. All employees will make use of these facilities when entering or leaving the building.
Where a member of our team has to enter a client’s house to install or repair essential care equipment, the following extra steps will be taken:
If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at [email protected].
Our team will continue to monitor the situation closely, and this policy may be updated in line with new recommendations by the Department of Health.