Yorkshire Care Equipment give emergency services a lift

Tom Hulbert, Yorkshire Care Equipment’s CEO with the Raizer lifting chair.

Family-run company Yorkshire Care Equipment has supplied over 50 Raizer emergency lifting chairs to emergency services across the North of England, reducing the time and effort it takes to lift a fallen person back to their feet.

The Raizer is providing a new and dignified way to get people back on their feet wherever possible. What’s more, it only needs one operator to use, which allows services to use their respondents’ time more effectively.

Deals with numerous emergency services have enabled the company to expand its supply reach throughout Scotland. Yorkshire Care Equipment supplied 30 Raizers to the Yorkshire Ambulance Service earlier this year (in a deal worth £80,000), and they are now being used all over in rapid response vehicles and single paramedic cars.

The Raizer is slightly different from other falls lifting products in that it is assembled around the fallen individual and lifts them back to either a seated or standing position within a couple of minutes. It also allows the carer to use the chair while sitting in front of the person so that they can maintain eye contact and ensure that the individual is calm and well enough to stand on their own.