Graham Oliver - Yorkshire Community Equipment new Warehouse
Graham Oliver, COVID-19 Sales Team Lead for Yorkshire Care Equipment, outside the existing Yorkshire Care warehouse

Yorkshire Care Equipment has invested its resources into manufacturing, sourcing and urgent delivering community beds and other key equipment to support safe at-home and community care.

The family-run Yorkshire based mobility retailer and supplier has invested in 30,000 sq ft of additional warehouse space in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, alongside increasing its manufacturing capacity and stock levels.

It comes as NHS Trusts implement strict hospital discharge procedures in a bid to free up beds required for those with COVID-19 which, in turn, has increased pressure on already stretched frontline community care workers such as OTs and care home staff.

According to Yorkshire Care Equipment, the investment will enable the company to rapidly supply vital equipment nationwide as it aims to deliver care beds, mattresses, specialist seating, furniture, and other key equipment urgently required for people to be cared for in the community.

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New Warehouse Space - Yorkshire Care Equipment
The space inside Yorkshire Care Equipment’s new warehouse facility

Tristan Hulbert, Managing Director at Yorkshire Care Equipment, commented: “Our health and social care system are facing unprecedented demand. It’s more important than ever that we come together to support our brilliant NHS and frontline care workers.”

In line with the government’s ‘COVID-19 Hospital Discharge Service Requirement’, hospitals must submit daily reports on the numbers of patients discharged.

Over 15,000 patients were discharged in the last week of March and hospitals are expected to maintain this flow.

“We’ve worked alongside NHS Trusts, local authorities, care professionals, and patients for many years, providing equipment to ensure a smooth transition from hospital stay to community or at-home care,” continued Tristan.

“When we saw the discharge targets, we knew there was going to be a huge demand for community care equipment.

“Taking care of people and ensuring they have the best possible quality of life has always been the Yorkshire Care way. So, we immediately set about adapting the business so we could help. Our team will be on-hand whenever and wherever to handle enquiries and get equipment delivered to those in need.”

Committing to working around the clock to get equipment to those in need as soon as possible, the company says it hopes its effort will go some way to supporting the incredible care workers across the country risking their own health to care for others.

Emphasising it has large stocks currently available, Yorkshire Care confirmed it is also accepting community equipment requests and priority delivery is available to the NHS, care homes, loan stores, local authorities and independent OTs.

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