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The Sue Ryder hospice in Leeds which provides holistic and personalised end of life care is now able to offer visitors and patients further support with the addition of a new Acorn Stairlift.

When Wheatfields Hospice approached Acorn Stairlifts with a request for a stairlift, Acorn were so impressed with the organisation’s plans to make its facilities even more accessible that it offered to install a bespoke stairlift free of charge.

Therapy team leader at the hospice, Kate Preer, said: “Many of our patients are struggling with safety at home as they can’t get up and down stairs with ease. Having the option of using a stairlift for comfort and security when they visit us demonstrates the freedom and independence it could give them in their own home.”


In addition to patient care, Wheatfields Hospice also offers specialist bereavement counselling and group therapy sessions away from the main care facility but on a floor without lift access.


Dave Belmont, Company Secretary, said: “We have a longstanding relationship with Sue Ryder and know of the excellent work they do for patients and their families across our region. So when Wheatfields Hospice enquired about a stairlift, we decided immediately to donate one to their Headingley centre.”

Kate added: “Many thanks to Acorn for organising this. It means an awful lot to us here at Wheatfields Hospice; the generosity of companies such as Acorn Stairlifts is what helps keep the doors of our hospice open and adds to the patient experience.”

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