Firwood School, Bolton – Stretcher Hoist Attachment and Trolley

Firwood School in Bolton is a specialist school for secondary aged students who have severe or profound learning difficulties. Many students also have physical disabilities which severely restrict their mobility.

Hydrotherapy has multiple benefits for disabled children and young people such as increasing their range of movement at the joints, improving muscle strength or reducing abnormally high muscle tone where necessary, and enhancing their cardiovascular system.

Hydrotherapy can also provide a sensory environment for the most severely disabled patients and techniques demonstrated by physiotherapists to carers attending the sessions can then be repeated at other warm pools helping to manage long term health conditions.

Firwood School have asked us to provide a Stretcher hoist attachment and trolley for their hydrotherapy pool. This will facilitate access to the pool for the more profoundly disabled children who cannot use the standard pool chair ensuring they can participate in this valuable treatment.

The total cost of supplying this project is £4,552.60