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How NHS can ease bed blocking and speed up discharge


One of the biggest barriers to hospital discharge is the patient’s mobility/ access in their home. A stairclimber can be an answer. It safely overcomes the barrier of stairs.

Government figures show that 45% of patients to be discharged need up to six weeks’ recovery support from health & social services.

AAT GB has responded to the need, and NHS/social care budgetary constraints, with stockholding and a hire facility for its range of stairclimbers.

Under the package, a stairclimber can be provided, with appropriate training, for as short a duration as a week.

This enables the patient to be transferred throughout their home without the need to re-arrange the whole house to provide, for example, a downstairs bed. It can eliminate discharge delay.

“One of the biggest problems in getting people home, safely, is the suitability of their home if they have reduced mobility. They may need a wheelchair some or all of the time.

“How do they then access their bedroom, bathroom? The traditional route is to delay whilst an adaptation is provided. 

“Taking an innovative approach- providing a stairclimber- delivers a best value solution. It allows the person to be discharged within days.

“It gives them a safe, appropriate means of accessing all floors of their home, on the proviso there is someone else at home to assist. A significant proportion of people only need that help for the short term, so hiring is a fast, efficient answer.”

Peter Wingrave, AAT Director

German-engineered AAT stairclimbers offer the greatest flexibility on the market, accommodating all shapes and sizes, from paediatric to morbidly obese (230kg) passengers.

They are Class 1 Medical Device certified.

They can accommodate narrow and even spiral flights of stairs.

Options feature an integral seat eliminating the need for a wheelchair indoors, or the unit can clip-fix to a wheelchair if preferred.

Most local authorities already have AAT stairclimbers in their equipment stores which can be endlessly re-issued when no longer needed by an individual.

However, with the increased demand, stock may not be available. As part of its package, AAT can deliver an S-Max within 3 days of receipt of order. Or the Authority/Trust can hire one, for as little as a week. Whichever option, AAT’ team personally set up the stairclimber for each user, and train the caregiver(s) in safe (LOLER compliant) operation.

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