Gracewell Healthcare has leased 18 nine-seater minibuses and a selection of seven-seater vehicles from Enterprise Rent-A-Car to ensure team members are able to safely travel to and from work. The new vehicles are also set to be used by Gracewell care homes for trips out with residents.
The new minibuses have been selected as they provide greater flexibility for residents, including wheelchair accessibility for those residents who require additional mobility support. The minibuses are also set to be used for the safe travel of residents and team members for leisure trips and essential journeys, including to hospitals for medical assessments.
Making use of the new minibuses, Gracewell of Maids Moreton recently took some of their residents out for a pleasant walk in the countryside which was greatly enjoyed by team members and residents alike.
As the country begins to emerge from the Covid-19 restrictions, the new vehicles will be available to use by team members so they can continue to avoid travelling on public transport. Gracewell Healthcare hope that the move to these rented vehicles, which have been specifically selected to enable social distancing between passengers, will provide team members and residents with an added layer of safety against coronavirus.
Speaking of the new vehicles, Chris Dean, Director of Procurement at Gracewell Healthcare, said
“We place the safety of all residents and team members at our care homes at the heart of everything we do. I’m especially pleased with how these vehicles have given us the opportunity to protect our team members on their commutes while also offering a safe mode of transport for leisure trips and other essential travel with our residents.
“Building on the success of our original fleet, we have now leased 18 nine-seater accessible minibuses with wheelchair access to further improve the flexibility and accessibility of these vehicles. The need for safe and flexible travel is paramount to the health and wellbeing of our care homes and I look forward to seeing residents and team members enjoying our new fleet of vehicles.”
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