Westfield Health has donated £5,000 for medical equipment that will help people with mobility problems at a new village community.
Westfield contributed the money to ExtraCare Charitable Trust, which provides housing schemes and retirement villages for elderly or disabled people.
The £5,000 donation will go towards buying five patient hoists for a new village community that is opening in Sheffield in February.
Brunswick Gardens, in Woodhouse, will provide accommodation for up to 300 people and will also have a shop, town hall, pub, restaurant and a gymnasium.
The new hoists will be placed in strategic places around the village in order to help residents when getting in and out of baths and using gym equipment.
David Campey, Director of Fundraising at ExtraCare Charitable Trust, said: “Westfield Health’s contribution to the village is vital. The hoists this money will go towards are very important to the standard of life residents will have within the commune. The hoists will mean that people can have a bath and use gym equipment easily. Not only does it mean that residents can be more independent, but it also means that our staff don’t have to lift and move residents about, which can become a health and safety issue.”
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