Our furniture often provides a comfortable seat for important moments in people’s lives. Perhaps a seat to receive breakthrough news that a treatment has worked, a comfortable spot to perch for family visits, or a chair for medication to be administered that could save your life.
These important moments require furniture that has thoughtfully-designed features. We’ve seen that today with the news of Margaret Kennan, a 90-year-old woman, who has received the first COVID–19 vaccine, and we were so pleased to see her taking this momentous step in our York Recliner Chair.
The York Recliner is a flexible piece of furniture, and perfect for receiving injections. It features a manual push on the back of the chair that lifts the footrest while simultaneously reclining the back of the chair. This effective operation allows a healthcare professional to operate the chair easily to ensure a vaccine or medication can be administered in comfort.
Importantly, the York Recliner Chair has been designed with a domestic look and feel. Although designed for a healthcare setting, the chair feels homely and comforting, which is just as important when treating patients. When designing furniture, our top priority is the user, how they’re likely to feel in that moment and how comfortable they will be. The York really does deliver on this.
Not only did Margaret receive her first injection in a Knightsbridge chair, her second dose of the vaccine was administered in our Hamilton armchair. Known for its excellent lumbar support and increased comfort, the Hamilton armchair is available with a range of optional extras to suit exacting requirements. Optional extras include housekeeping wheels, height adjusters, arm pads and filled-in sides.
We would like to wish Margaret Kennan all the best and congratulate her for becoming a part of history. We hope the York Recliner Chair lived up to expectations and provided a comfortable seat to take this huge next step in the UK’s fight against coronavirus.