7 May 2015 - Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) has enhanced its service to thousands of wheelchair users in South Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire with the roll-out of two new mobile workshops.
Technicians from the Trust's wheelchair and special seating service helped to specify the Ford Transits, which feature tail-lifts, workbenches, task lighting and storage space for wheelchairs and spare parts. The technicians drive the vans to clients' homes to make deliveries and carry out on-the-spot repairs to all types of wheelchairs from lightweights to heavy motorised examples.
The new vans were fitted out by Mackworth Vehicle Conversion Specialists, of Derby, as rising demand for wheelchair services has led RDaSH to improve its fleet.
Alphabet co-ordinated and guided RDaSH through the upgrade, arranging a site meeting between Ken Harwood, the Trust's wheelchair supervisor, Neil Worral, Mackworth and Alphabet's commercial vehicle consultant.
Ken Harwood logistics manager at RDaSH, whose team runs 45 light commercial vehicles for 12 departments within the Trust said; “Alphabets Commercial Vehicle Consultant gave us all the guidance we needed. The new vehicles are everything we were looking for in terms of repair facilities, environmental issues, mpg and cost."