Care home in the driving seat with new person-centred vehicle

An Altrincham car firm has come to the assistance of Nottingham care home residents by providing a modified vehicle to ensure they reach their hospital appointments on time and in the comfort of their own transport.

The minibus, purchased especially to transport residents to and from hospital, has been specially adapted by car leasing and contract hire specialist CVSL.co.uk to ensure they make the four-mile round trips with ease.

The Grand Care Centre on Greythorn Drive has, previously, had to rely on private or hospital transportation to undertake daily trips to hospital, but thanks to the brand-new and bespoke vehicle, residents and their families can feel assured that they will now reach their appointments in even greater safety and comfort.

Some of the modifications on the eight-seat vehicle have included a chair lift and removable seats for greater comfort, as well as hand-held rails and a ramp.

Kay Johnson, client experience manager, said: “The health, wellbeing and happiness of our residents is always our number one priority, as is providing a home-from-home experience in surroundings that provide the highest levels of comfort.

“We were in desperate need for a vehicle that could take our residents to and from important appointments as well as out and about for recreational activities and we’re delighted with the end result of this minibus.

“Right from the word go it has been a pleasure to work together with CVSL – the modifications made are perfect four our needs and the end result has exceeded our every expectation.”

Neil Barlow, commercial manager at CVSL, comments: “The minibus we have adapted for The Grand Care Centre is a fine example of how we work together with our clients. We don’t just lease vehicles, we adapt them according to customer requirements and that is what makes us so different from other firms and is why we have long-term and satisfied clients.”

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