Three Royal visits have graced some of OpeMed’s latest Changing Places installation, which includes its OT200 Ceiling Hoist solution.
HM the Queen opened the firm’s Changing Places facility at the National Army Museum and HRH Princess Alexandra was showcased the OT200 Ceiling Hoist and the Flat Spaces Accessible Holiday Home. Meanwhile, HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO was the first official guest to the new Nower Wood Education Centre, and the newly installed Changing Places toilet.
The facility at the National Army Museum includes the OT200 Compact Ceiling Hoist with unique gravity powered charging, a height adjustable changing table, a height adjustable washbasin and a number of other essential items.
The Countess of Wessex has a strong interest in provisions for people with disabilities and embracing opportunities for young people. Speaking at the event Her Royal Highness said: “Some of us had the opportunity growing up to access woodland and wild areas in our childhoods – for that opportunity to be given to children is so important, both for education but also as part of growing up and allowing children to be children – that is something of true value.
The new £1.1m Nower Wood Education Centre houses three spacious heated classrooms, allowing the Trust to expand its programme of educational activities – up to 90 students can now be accommodated at any time of the year.
Recently, OpeMed’s managing director, Nick Kent, revealed how OpeMed is driving to push the ceiling track hoist market and how he believes it is the future for the sector.