Steve Coomber, our Technical Sales Advisor to the NHS
Steve Coomber, Technical Sales Advisor for Yorkshire Care with the Lento Bariatric care chair.

Following the success of its Lento rise and recline chair, Yorkshire Care Equipment has launched a new bariatric version of the chair to cater to patients up to 50 stone in weight.

Thought to be the first fully adjustable bariatric rise and recline chair in the world, the chair was launched at the National Back Exchange Conference and gathered a lot of attention from healthcare professionals. The company are now carrying out demonstrations at hospitals all over the UK.

Steve Coomber, Yorkshire Care’s Technical Sales Advisor, said: “When we decided to launch the Lento Bariatric care chair at the National Back Exchange event recently, I couldn’t have imagined the buzz that it would create amongst the healthcare specialists that attended.

“The chair was mobbed! The functionality and comfort were universally approved, and the demand that we have seen from follow-up conversations has been fantastic. We’re all so pleased to have produced another world-first in the industry!”

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Yorkshire Care developed the chair to help alleviate NHS waiting times and speed up hospital discharges. The Lento system has adjustable seat depth, height, and width to fit practically any patient, and the new bariatric chair means that plus-sized patients’ needs can also be catered to with ease.

The mobility supplier has stated that flexibility of the Lento bariatric rise and recline chair means that it will save cost by reducing the need to buy made-to-measure chairs for different patients.

Yorkshire Care designed the chair with hospitals in mind; it is easy to strip down for cleaning and has interchangeable parts that can easily be replaced for maintenance and repairs.

Yorkshire Care’s Managing Director, Tristan Hulbert, said: “We knew when we designed the Lento range that it would be a real asset to hospital and multi-user environments.

“Now that the NHS is catching up after the pandemic, we knew that they would need more adjustable seating that they could use between patients – including plus-sized patients. If we can help make life easier for the NHS in any way, then we’re happy to do so.”

Yorkshire Care Equipment will be holding another demonstration of the new Lento bariatric rise and recline chair in a free webinar on 18th November with plus-size patient specialist Anita Rush. The chair will also be on display again on the company’s stand at the OT Show in Birmingham on 24th and 25th November.

The company launched the Lento range in 2018 and has seen its popularity grow in the healthcare sector.

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