Yorkshire Care Equipment has invested in 30,000 sq ft of additional warehouse space and increased its manufacturing and stock levels in response to the UK’s ongoing health crisis.
The investment will allow the company to rapidly supply equipment nationwide.
The company said its goal is to deliver the care beds, mattresses, specialist seating, furniture, and other key equipment urgently required for people to be safely and comfortably cared for in the community.
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.
Tristan Hulbert, Yorkshire Care Equipment’s managing director, said: “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.”
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. When we saw the discharge targets, we knew there was going to be a huge demand for community care equipment.”
Adding: “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.”
With stock available now, the company has confirmed priority delivery is available to the NHS, care homes, loan stores, local authorities and independent OTs.