Weʼre raising £350 to Help fund a new Steady for the Chapel Allerton Hospital (Ward C1) to help patient rehabilitation.
- Leeds, UK
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Chapel Allerton hospital in Leeds deals with rehabilitating patients that are recovering from accidents and strokes among other things. there are some amazing people here, both patents and staff.
Why do I care?
My mother had a terrible fall in April this year, breaking her leg in multiple places. It was touch and go whether they would be able to save her leg. The medical staff at the Leeds General Infirmary were amazing, and managed to save her leg, however since she suffers with MS it was a long road to recovery, and she was moved to Chapel Allerton Hospital.
Why a new Steady?
While there are many, many wonderful causes that we could help we have tried to target something that will help the greatest number of people where my mother is currently staying. She has been in Chapel Allerton now for a couple of months and the department has only one Steady, this means that only one patient at a time can be assisted to the toilet, this causes great discomfort and embarrassment to patients.
As a thank you to the staff at the ward I asked what would they like / need to make their jobs easier and better for the patients. A steady was the most realistic item that they could think of.
What is a Steady?
The standing aid concept is used in healthcare facilities, because it:
1.offers a dignified alternative to a wheelchair for the more mobile patients
2.enables good, eye contact between the patient and caregiver
3.provides transportation to the toilet and washbasin, and other everyday activities
4.helps to minimise manual handling by caregivers
Enhanced features include a pivoting divided seat and pedal-operated chassis legs, for greater resident / patient comfort and support, and to improve working routines for caregivers.
What am I going to do to help raise money?
My family have signed up to do Total Warrior in Leeds to try to raise money for a good cause. this is a 12km assault course... I am dreading it...
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Hannah Nistri2 months ago
well we did it... https://www.facebook.com/rickylam79/videos/10155204043801792/ I will post photos soon Hannah, Christian and Oscar
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Jun 29, 2018
Well done Hannah!
Jun 17, 2018
Good luck x
Stefano Dal Piva
Jun 15, 2018
Jun 14, 2018
A great piece of equipment to aid rehabilitation... xx
Jun 14, 2018
Hope you reach your target x
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