Help for one of the largest spinal injury wards for children in the UK
At Cyclone, we are always pleased to help out those who help others. To this end, we recently donated two wheelchairs to St Francis Ward at Stoke Mandeville Hospital – one of the largest specialist spinal units in the world. These new wheelchairs will replace older ones, making the transport of children on the ward easier.
Invaluable to rehabilitation
Kirsten Hart, clinical specialist physiotherapist, at the National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC), said: “The donation of two manual wheelchairs from Cyclone Mobility is very welcomed and will be invaluable to the rehabilitation of children and young people attending St Francis ward.
“The NSIC has historically held a few wheelchairs specifically for use by spinal cord injured children to trial during an admission, but some of these are now very old and worn out so this donation is very timely.”
Chris Chegwen, mobility advisor, at Cyclone Mobility, said: “We have always worked closely with Stoke Mandeville, so It was our pleasure to donate these new wheelchairs for the future development of the children on St Francis ward.”
The lightweight Kid and Junior wheelchairs, from our partner GTM, are designed to help avoid postural defects and incorrect movement habits. They have an adjustable centre of gravity and folding antitippers that allow children to learn riding on two wheels.
For further information on GTM wheelchairs, click here.