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NRS Healthcare staff in Buckinghamshire have donated mobility equipment and “much-needed” items to support people in Ukraine affected by the ongoing crisis.

The Safe+Well team and colleagues from the Aylesbury depot gathered items, such as blankets, toiletries, medicines and nappies, to support a local appeal run by Ukrainian nationals who wanted to do everything to help those affected.

The depot also donated walking frames, crutches, tech wipes and gloves from its own stock, which were “very much welcomed”, according to the provider.

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Linda Ellis, a senior occupational therapist who has worked for NRS Healthcare in Aylesbury for eight years, said: “We were asked by the local Ukrainian appeal if we could support the Ukranian refugees and didn’t hesitate. We are very thankful to all of our colleagues for getting involved and were able to fill two vans with our donations. The volunteers were ever so grateful for everything and especially for the crutches and walking frames.”

The donations were taken to nearby Waddesdon Hall, one of three places taking donations, before they were then sorted and packed and taken to Didcot where an HGV was leaving for Lviv, a city not far from the Polish border in Western Ukraine.

NRS Healthcare is a large UK outsourced provider of equipment services to the NHS and local authorities, including providing community equipment services (CES), wheelchair services, and technology-enabled care services (TECS).

It also provides a wide variety of equipment to make daily living easier for elderly and disabled individuals. The company says its clinically-led approach offers a “unique” way of working; fostering a long-term approach with a focus on high quality and building trust, providing a holistic understanding of service users’ needs, leading to a more responsive and tailored service.

Recently, NRS Healthcare depots held an open day for partner prescribers so they could find out more about the firm’s assistive technology services. Attending health and social care professionals reported that they found the day insightful and education, and they learned about NRS Healthcare’s equipment collection and cleaning process.

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