St John Healthcare has become the Channel Islands Premier Partner for UK-based company Stiltz Home Lifts.
St John has also entered into a new partnership with local company Chescoe Limited Chartered Surveyors to provide a one-stop-shop for the installation of Stiltz Home Lifts.
The partnerships were agreed earlier this year, but the official announcement was put on hold during the recent lockdown.
St John Commercial Manager Gina Gooding said they are delighted to have been made Premier Partners.
"We know a lot of people want to stay in their own house, but find it hard to manage with stairs," she said. "The Stiltz Home Lift partnership means we can offer people another option to help them stay in their own home for longer.
Pictured: Gina Gooding and Nigel Chescoe. Ms Gooding said: "Our partnership with Nigel adds an extra level of technical expertise and professional oversight and will give our customers extra peace of mind by helping to ensure a timely, safe and inclusive completion of the project.”
Guernsey resident Graham Moulin had a Stiltz Home Lift installed through the new partnership between St John and Chescoe Chartered Surveyors last year, so that his wife Val could return home after poor health meant she temporarily needed to spend some time in a nursing home.
Val is known to many in Guernsey as Val Pilkinton, former presenter of Classical Choice on BBC Radio Guernsey, supporter of arts in Guernsey and council member of the St James Concert Hall.
“Everyone has been so helpful," said Mr Moulin. "The team from St John, the builders and decorators have been excellent. Nigel Chescoe is so personable and has made the process so easy. We wanted to get Val back home in time for our wedding anniversary. The work was completed on time and Val was able to move back in at 3 o’clock on our special day.”
Mrs Moulin added: “Everyone in hospital was very good, but I didn’t have total independence, so I longed to get back to my own home so I could start living normally again. The Stiltz lift has given me my house back and my life back.”
Pictured: Stiltz Home Lifts "offer a safe and stylistic alternative to a traditional stairlift. By providing an affordable solution to mobility and access issues, it allows people to stay in the home they love for longer."
Stiltz Home Lifts are fitted between the floor and the ceiling and can travel up to three floors depending on model.
Nigel Chescoe, from Chescoe Limited Chartered Surveyors, said the firm is "thrilled" to be working on the project with St John.
"We have been brought on board to ensure our clients receive the best service possible and to take the stress and personal management of the process away," he said.
Pictured top: Graham Moulin and Val Moulin, also known as Val Pilkinton.
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