heavyweight range includes folding wheelchairs, commodes, patient seats and walking frames
While increased levels of obesity are characteristic of contemporary lifestyles throughout the developed world, the problem in the UK has grown at an alarming rate.
In England alone, 26% of adults are already obese and, according to The National Obesity Observatory, by 2050 60% of men, 50% of women and 25% of children will be affected.
Health problems associated with being overweight or obese now cost the NHS more than £5billion every year so reducing obesity and improving diet is now a public health policy.
To assist the NHS and other healthcare providers to deliver treatment to obese patients, Bristol Maid has recently released a specialist range of bariatric equipment. The range includes folding wheelchairs, commodes, patient seats and walking frames all designed to support 325kg and cover obese patients' mobility, hygiene and seating requirements.