The Raizer Emergency Lifting Chair took a starring role in a BBC South news piece this week. In her report, BBC journalist Emily Hudson explored why Southampton City Council have equipped their telecare responders with the Raizer, and examined the impact it’s already had on the city’s residents.
Michael Pridmore, a Southampton resident who experienced a fall, described the Raizer as “amazing”. His wife Rosemary agreed, adding that “that kit was brilliant”. She went on to say that “no one touched him, he just sat there, lifted him up – he looked lovely quite honestly!”.
Councillor Lorna Fielker also explained the importance of the Raizer as a tool in falls response:
“The Raizer Chair’s been used 42 times in December and over 200 times in the last six months. That’s that number of ambulance calls that have been avoided. It’s such a benefit to the people of Southampton.”
Southampton City Council joins a growing number of local authorities looking to improve outcomes for residents who fall. The Raizer is already used by telecare schemes run by:
- London Borough of Hounslow
- London Borough of Greenwich
- Isle of Wight Council
- Ipswich Borough Council
- Tendring District Council
- Bracknell Forest Council
For more information on the Raizer Emergency Lifting Chair, why not get in touch for prices and a free demonstration?