Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Heavy Duty Stair Lifts

New Heavy Duty Stairlift available from Dolphin Mobility Ltd

Finally, we have found a stairlift which is truly Heavy Duty. This lift is more robust than any other stairlift currently on sale in the UK. Unlike many stair lifts made in the USA this stairlift is attractive in design and has a luxurious seat as standard.

Product Features

  • Maximum user weight of 28.5 stone (181 kg)
  • Two-way manual swivel seat, ideal for narrow corridors at the bottom of the stairs
  • Adjustable armrest width (450mm-552mm)
  • Adjustable seat height for easier entry/exit
  • Adjustable footrest height for added comfort
  • Contoured seat for maximum comfort
  • Locking swivel seat at the top and bottom of the stairway
  • Two remote, wireless call/send controls
  • Footrest safety sensor and retractable belt
  • Charging station indicator lights at the top and bottom of the rail
  • Onboard audio and visual diagnostics make service easier and more precise
  • Rail installs to within 152mm (6in) from the wall
  • Smooth, powerful drive system. Battery powered technology
  • Soft-start, soft-stop for the users maximum comfort
  • 5 year manufacturers warranty on major components, 2 years on parts
For more information call 01276 856060 or email rebecca@dolphinlifts.co.uk

Stairlift conman targets woman, 81

A KIND-hearted pensioner made a cup of coffee for a visitor - who then he stole her money.

The 81-year-old woman invited the conman, who wore a hard hat and hi-visibility jacket, into her home on Derbyshire Lane West, in Stretford, after he claimed to have an appointment to fix her stairlift.

He asked for a drink and she made him a cup of coffee, which he drank and left, saying he would return to 'sort' the equipment.

She later realised he had taken cash from the living room while she was in the kitchen.

Police say the conman was white, aged 30 to 40, 6ft and slim. He was clean-shaven.

Pc Stuart Foy said: "The man clearly tricked his victim into believing that he was genuine and left her his victim feeling cheated.

"We are appealing to anyone with information that could help us. Maybe there are other people who have been approached by a man who can seemingly talk his way into people's houses."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 7635 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Elderley couple use stairlift to tackle burglars

AN elderly man used his stairlift to get upstairs to tackle a burglar who was ransacking his home. Jack and Edie Pearson of Manor Drive, Great Gonerby, were at home last Wednesday when thieves struck. One posed as a waterboard official to create a diversion while the second broke into the house through a back window.

Mrs Pearson, 86, answered a knock at the door at about 5.40pm and a man in his twenties burst into the kitchen to turn on the taps.

Mrs Pearson said: "He told me all the taps had to be switched on or there would be a great big burst. I told him I didn't believe him and that I was going to ring the police.

"He told me that I should leave the taps running and that he'd be back again in ten minutes.

"We were in the kitchen and we heard someone walk across the bedroom upstairs."

Mr Pearson, 88, used his stairlift to get upstairs to tackle the burglar, but the thief slid down the banister and ran out of the property.

Drawers had been emptied and beds overturned in the property as the burglar hunted for cash.

All that was stolen was £40 from Mr Pearson's wallet.

The thieves left footprints around the property. One of the thieves left a bloodstain on a wall in the property, which police hope will result in a DNA match.

Mrs Pearson said: "The police said these people are the scum of the earth.

"I don't mind speaking to the Journal about it if it will stop a burglary somewhere else. It was a frightening experience.

"We'd like to thank police, our neighbours and the council for all the help we've had."

Information: Lincolnshire Police on 01476 402222 quoting incident 299 of December 10.

Police hunt stairlift van driver

A WHITE van driver who left the scene of two accidents in WGC is being hunted by police.

The first accident happened at about 7pm on Saturday last week (November 29) on the B1000 Hertford Road.

The white van hit a silver Mercedes E class, but did not stop.

Police believe the van was then involved in another accident, with a Vauxhall Corsa, on the same stretch of road at about the same time.

The other drivers involved were not injured in the crashes.

A police spokesman said the van had "Speciality Stairlifts" written on the side. Its partial registration number is VO04 V...J.

If you recognise the description of the van or know its whereabouts, contact Tony Hithcock, at the Hatfield police station-based process and collision department, on 01707 806276.

Princess praises therapists

PRINCESS Anne praised the work of occupational therapists when she visited the University of Derby yesterday.

The Princess Royal, the national patron of the College of Occupational Therapists, told staff and students she was impressed with how the profession helped people with disabilities and injuries.

Occupational therapists help people to regain independence and adapt to a disability.

They can recommend special tools, to help people perform everyday tasks more easily, and adaptations to homes, such as handrails, bath seats and stair lifts.

Widow in tears over request to insure communal hall stairlift

AN 80-year-old Churston pensioner has been left upset after being warned of the consequences of installing a stairlift and security camera in a communal hallway. Read more