Joerns Healthcare, a leading specialist in patient handling solutions, has signed a partnership agreement with Acorns Children’s Hospice, which cares for seriously ill children across the Midlands in England.
The partnership shows Joerns investing in the local community by supporting a regional charity, following its own move to Worcestershire at the beginning of 2011.
Acorns will receive support from Joerns in the form of patient handling equipment, specialist moving and handling training, staff fundraising activities, onsite voluntary work and collaborative PR and marketing activity.
In partnering with Acorns, Joerns Healthcare joins such organisations as Aston Villa FC and Birmingham Airport.
Joerns Healthcare’s Managing Director, Nathan McWattie, said: “It is a real privilege for Joerns to be involved with this amazing organisation and the wonderful people who work for them.
“With our specialist skills and knowledge of the acute and community healthcare markets, we look forward to helping Acorns improve the lives of these children and their families.”
According to Acorns Corporate and Partnership Manager Elinor Eustace (pictured with Nathan McWattie), this agreement “marks an important first for Acorns, the first time we have teamed up with a healthcare-related partner.”
Joerns Healthcare has offices in the UK, the US, Canada and the Netherlands. Its UK operation, now based in Pershore, Worcestershire, is best known for its Oxford range of patient lifts.
Acorns Children's Hospice provides care and support for children and young people who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.