Yorkshire Care Equipment provide free wheelchair hire for COVID-19 jab appointments
Yorkshire Care Equipment are providing free wheelchair hire for COVID-19 jab appointments.

Specialist seating and mobility aid firm Yorkshire Care Equipment is offering free wheelchair hire for any Harrogate and District residents due to attend their COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

The vaccination centre at the Pavilions of Harrogate is currently vaccinating people aged 70 and over, care home residents and staff, healthcare workers, and individuals considered clinically extremely vulnerable. A second vaccination centre is set to open in Ripon to further support rollout to the local community.

To hire a wheelchair, residents will need to contact Yorkshire Care Equipment to book a collection time. A wheelchair can then be reserved and sanitised ready for collection. No deposit or photo identification is required.

Founded in Leeds in 1972 and based in Harrogate for over 25 years, the company recognised that many individuals in these high priority vaccination groups require mobility assistance.

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George Hulbert, Sales Director at Yorkshire Care Equipment, said: “We’ve called Harrogate home for over 25 years and it’s wonderful news that many of our local customers are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

“However, after months of isolating at home we’re aware that more people are experiencing mobility problems. Getting out of the house to attend their vaccine appointment would be a challenge without support. That’s why we’ve made our wheelchair hire service free for these occasions.

“Anyone can reserve and collect a wheelchair to help someone attend their appointment. To protect our community and move closer to seeing loved ones again, it is crucial that the vaccine is accessible to those eligible. If we can remove any barriers, then we are more than happy to help.”

It is a free one-day hire service and after use wheelchairs must be returned on the same day to the Yorkshire Care Equipment showroom in Harrogate.

With protecting older people at the core of its services, Yorkshire Care Equipment recently launched Raizer M a device which assists vulnerable customers who fall get back on their feet.

As well as this, the company invested in 30,000 square feet of warehouse space in the midst of the coronavirus crisis last year, alongside increasing its manufacturing capacity and stock levels, to support care in the community and NHS Trusts’ discharge efforts.

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