13th February 2019

The Raizer’s TV debut on BBC South

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?

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Sarah Colley

Marketing Manager
Sarah joined the Felgains team in December 2017, after gaining valuable and varied experience in the education and leisure sectors. She also tried her hand at being a cowgirl once, in a one-road town called Anaconda in the Rocky Mountains. Only for six weeks, though. The boots didn't suit her. Nowadays, when she's not penning blogs or directing photo shoots, she can usually be found exploring the countryside with her beloved whippet, Louie.

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