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Winter issue

The World’s Best Mobility and Seating Solutions

TILITE ZRA2 WITH ONE ARM DRIVE Another new addition to the Gerald Simonds range is the One Arm Drive TiLite ZRA2, fitted with 24” or 25” Spinergy LX wheels. The left or right hand, lightweight One Arm Drive allows you to propel and manoeuvre the wheelchair with the use of one arm, with a direct drive design which minimises play between the pushrims. This makes the TiLite ZRA2 more efficient to push, reducing stress on your muscles and joints, while the quick release wheels make it easy to transfer. You can see the British made One Arm Drive conversion on our new video channel at www.youtube.com/geraldsimonds

The TiLite ZRA2 One Arm Drive system with Spinergy wheels

IT’S TIME YOU SPOKE UP!

Gerald Simonds Healthcare Ltd. 9 March Place, Gatehouse Way Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8UA Tel: 01296 380200 email: info@gerald-simonds.co.uk www.gerald-simonds.co.uk

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News from Gerald Simonds Suppliers of the World’s Best Mobility and Seating Solutions

LIGHTWEIGHT WHEELCHAIRS

POWERCHAIRS

STAND UP WHEELCHAIRS

COMFORT WHEELCHAIRS

The

S POKESMAN

POWERDRIVES The lightweight One Arm Drive system

WHEELCHAIR SEATING

NEW MID WHEEL DRIVE QUICKIE SALSA M

PRESSURE AREA CARE

WALKING AIDS

With its mid wheel drive technology, the Quickie Salsa M combines excellent indoor manoeuvrability with great outdoor performance. An extremely compact turning circle allows for great indoor manoeuvrability while narrow width and very low seat height ensures that you're able to navigate through doorways and confined spaces effortlessly, making access under tables and into vehicles easy. Travelling outdoors, Quickie's all-wheel independent suspension and anti-pitch technology ensure stability and safety at all times, ensuring a smooth ride over rough or uneven terrain. Finally, the Salsa M seating system with width and depth adjustment will fit as well tomorrow as it does today. Contact us FREE for more details.

With best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Gerald Simonds. GERALD SIMONDS NAMED SUNRISE ELITE DEALER OF THE YEAR At the end of another successful year for Gerald Simonds, we were very pleased to be presented with an award from Sunrise Medical naming Gerald Simonds Healthcare as Elite Dealer of the Year for 2010.

We’ve always intended The Spokesman to be a dialogue, between us at Gerald Simonds and you, our current or future customers and friends. We see it as an opportunity for us to tell you about new developments in mobility and seating and for you to tell us about how you use them. Or how they could be improved. Or what else you would like to see. We want to hear from you, whatever you have to say. This is your part of The Spokesman and we want you to use it. You can contact us by writing to The Editor, Spokesman, Gerald Simonds Healthcare Ltd., FREEPOST, Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 3BR or by emailing: spokesman@gerald-simonds.co.uk.

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LEVO

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The award was presented to Managing Director Doug Robinson by Jane Elsworth, Marketing Manager of Sunrise Medical, at their recent Elite Dealers’ meeting. / PROACTIV

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The World’s Best Mobility Solutions

JAY CUSHION IS A LIFE CHANGER The new FreeWheelTM All Terrain Wheelchair Add-On, available from Gerald Simonds, is a rugged, lightweight (under 5lb) add-on wheel which clamps quickly and securely to the footrests of most existing rigid-frame wheelchairs, allowing users to push over surfaces that would otherwise be difficult or impossible. FreeWheel turns the wheelchair into a sturdy three-wheeler that can take you almost anywhere you want to go. Grass, kerbs and rough roads can easily be navigated, giving increased mobility and independence. Built from strong, aircraft quality aluminium, the patented FreeWheel is designed to fit securely on most manual, rigid frame wheelchair footrests, giving a secure fit and excellent handling (footrests higher than 4.5" off the floor will require a custom frame). The large front wheel has less resistance than small castors and makes it easier to roll on any surface, whether used alone, or with a companion. And it’s great in snow! The FreeWheel comes complete with an attachment that locks onto the crossbar behind the seat back and holds the FreeWheel firmly in place when it needs to be stowed. At only £395rrp (plus delivery), the FreeWheel is a great addition to independence and increased mobility. However, the FreeWheel is currently on offer on www.gs-direct.co.uk for only £375 with free delivery. See our video of the FreeWheel in action at www.gerald-simonds.co.uk.

Out and about with the new FreeWheel

BERNARD SHOWS HIS TRUE COLOURS

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Bernard Munro has been a fan of West Ham football club for the past 62 years, attending his first match when he was three years old. Living in East London, Bernard says he has always been ‘potty’ about the club. As an outward sign of his club loyalty he recently asked us to dress his TiLite TR wheelchair in the club’s famous claret and blue colours and add their crest to the spokeguards. Never wanting to come between a man and his passion, we happily agreed, with the result as shown (left). Unfortunately, there is a down side. People are always asking Bernard where he got his customised chair from. ‘I never tell them,’ he said, ‘otherwise everybody would have them.’ So now the secret is out can we please ask you to keep it to yourself! Unless of course you support another team, in which case we’d be pleased to help. Up the ‘ammers!

HANDICARE / JAY

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LEVO

/ MAXGREPP

Chris Bull from Surrey suffered a spinal cord injury in 1992 and, because of constant muscle wastage, he became prone to increasing problems from pressure sores. ‘I was basically sitting on skin and bone,’ he said. ‘I couldn’t have an implant and I was seriously considering surgery. I couldn’t manage sitting for more than six or seven hours at a time maximum, so I spent most of my time clock watching. I had no social life to speak of. It wasn’t much fun.’ Over the years Chris had tried a range of cushions to solve his particular problems, but without much luck, before, in July, he tried a Jay J3 cushion from Gerald Simonds in his Storm 3 wheelchair. ‘It’s given me my social life back,’ he explained. ‘It’s enabled me to sit comfortably for up to 13 hours a day.’ Thanks to the J3 Chris is now able to lead an active social life with friends and family. Chris has no doubts about the effectiveness of the Jay J3 cushion. ‘The J3 has solved the problems I’ve had for the past six years or more,’ he said. ‘It has completely changed my life.’

FreeWheel clamps to the footrests of most rigid-frame wheelchairs

SITTING OVATION

We’re pleased to add Gel Ovations wheelchair and walking aid accessories to the Gerald Simonds range. Gel Ovations use a latex-free, solid hydrophilic gel in a range of solutions including wraps and covers, arm pads and trough liners, leg, feet and knee pads, stick on pads and elbow pads to increase comfort and reduce pressure. You can see the Gel Ovations range on www.gerald-simond.co.uk or contact us FREE on 0800 220975 for more details.

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/ QUICKIE

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HANDICARE / JAY

The Jay J3 Back from Gerald Simonds is the most comprehensive combination of individual shell sizes, positioning capabilities and adjustable hardware ever assembled. Designed for users from the active to the elderly, the J3 Back features an extremely versatile hardware package and flexible positioning system dedicated to eliminating compromises such as towel bars that can interfere with the mounting hardware, backrest contours that fail to match the user or back heights that are too tall or too short. The J3 Back eliminates compromises and guarantees a correct fit almost every time. Fitting the back to the user not the user to the back is the goal of the Spine-Align Posture Conforming system. This is accomplished by combining a wide range of individual foam components to create unique shapes that optimise postural support, evenly distribute pressure, and maximise function. Velcro strips attach to each shape so they can be positioned in hundreds of configurations. The flexibility of the system is boundless. Call us FREE on 0800 220975 for a demonstration or more details.

.. / KUSCHALL

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LEVO

/ MAXGREPP

Chris Bull

JAY J3 BACK

/ PROACTIV

/ QUICKIE

/ TILITE

/ VICAIR


The World’s Best Mobility Solutions

JAY CUSHION IS A LIFE CHANGER The new FreeWheelTM All Terrain Wheelchair Add-On, available from Gerald Simonds, is a rugged, lightweight (under 5lb) add-on wheel which clamps quickly and securely to the footrests of most existing rigid-frame wheelchairs, allowing users to push over surfaces that would otherwise be difficult or impossible. FreeWheel turns the wheelchair into a sturdy three-wheeler that can take you almost anywhere you want to go. Grass, kerbs and rough roads can easily be navigated, giving increased mobility and independence. Built from strong, aircraft quality aluminium, the patented FreeWheel is designed to fit securely on most manual, rigid frame wheelchair footrests, giving a secure fit and excellent handling (footrests higher than 4.5" off the floor will require a custom frame). The large front wheel has less resistance than small castors and makes it easier to roll on any surface, whether used alone, or with a companion. And it’s great in snow! The FreeWheel comes complete with an attachment that locks onto the crossbar behind the seat back and holds the FreeWheel firmly in place when it needs to be stowed. At only £395rrp (plus delivery), the FreeWheel is a great addition to independence and increased mobility. However, the FreeWheel is currently on offer on www.gs-direct.co.uk for only £375 with free delivery. See our video of the FreeWheel in action at www.gerald-simonds.co.uk.

Out and about with the new FreeWheel

BERNARD SHOWS HIS TRUE COLOURS

ALBER

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ETAC

/

Bernard Munro has been a fan of West Ham football club for the past 62 years, attending his first match when he was three years old. Living in East London, Bernard says he has always been ‘potty’ about the club. As an outward sign of his club loyalty he recently asked us to dress his TiLite TR wheelchair in the club’s famous claret and blue colours and add their crest to the spokeguards. Never wanting to come between a man and his passion, we happily agreed, with the result as shown (left). Unfortunately, there is a down side. People are always asking Bernard where he got his customised chair from. ‘I never tell them,’ he said, ‘otherwise everybody would have them.’ So now the secret is out can we please ask you to keep it to yourself! Unless of course you support another team, in which case we’d be pleased to help. Up the ‘ammers!

HANDICARE / JAY

.. / KUSCHALL

/

LEVO

/ MAXGREPP

Chris Bull from Surrey suffered a spinal cord injury in 1992 and, because of constant muscle wastage, he became prone to increasing problems from pressure sores. ‘I was basically sitting on skin and bone,’ he said. ‘I couldn’t have an implant and I was seriously considering surgery. I couldn’t manage sitting for more than six or seven hours at a time maximum, so I spent most of my time clock watching. I had no social life to speak of. It wasn’t much fun.’ Over the years Chris had tried a range of cushions to solve his particular problems, but without much luck, before, in July, he tried a Jay J3 cushion from Gerald Simonds in his Storm 3 wheelchair. ‘It’s given me my social life back,’ he explained. ‘It’s enabled me to sit comfortably for up to 13 hours a day.’ Thanks to the J3 Chris is now able to lead an active social life with friends and family. Chris has no doubts about the effectiveness of the Jay J3 cushion. ‘The J3 has solved the problems I’ve had for the past six years or more,’ he said. ‘It has completely changed my life.’

FreeWheel clamps to the footrests of most rigid-frame wheelchairs

SITTING OVATION

We’re pleased to add Gel Ovations wheelchair and walking aid accessories to the Gerald Simonds range. Gel Ovations use a latex-free, solid hydrophilic gel in a range of solutions including wraps and covers, arm pads and trough liners, leg, feet and knee pads, stick on pads and elbow pads to increase comfort and reduce pressure. You can see the Gel Ovations range on www.gerald-simond.co.uk or contact us FREE on 0800 220975 for more details.

/ PROACTIV

/ QUICKIE

/ TILITE

/ VICAIR

ALBER

/

ETAC

/

HANDICARE / JAY

The Jay J3 Back from Gerald Simonds is the most comprehensive combination of individual shell sizes, positioning capabilities and adjustable hardware ever assembled. Designed for users from the active to the elderly, the J3 Back features an extremely versatile hardware package and flexible positioning system dedicated to eliminating compromises such as towel bars that can interfere with the mounting hardware, backrest contours that fail to match the user or back heights that are too tall or too short. The J3 Back eliminates compromises and guarantees a correct fit almost every time. Fitting the back to the user not the user to the back is the goal of the Spine-Align Posture Conforming system. This is accomplished by combining a wide range of individual foam components to create unique shapes that optimise postural support, evenly distribute pressure, and maximise function. Velcro strips attach to each shape so they can be positioned in hundreds of configurations. The flexibility of the system is boundless. Call us FREE on 0800 220975 for a demonstration or more details.

.. / KUSCHALL

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LEVO

/ MAXGREPP

Chris Bull

JAY J3 BACK

/ PROACTIV

/ QUICKIE

/ TILITE

/ VICAIR


Winter issue

The World’s Best Mobility and Seating Solutions

TILITE ZRA2 WITH ONE ARM DRIVE Another new addition to the Gerald Simonds range is the One Arm Drive TiLite ZRA2, fitted with 24” or 25” Spinergy LX wheels. The left or right hand, lightweight One Arm Drive allows you to propel and manoeuvre the wheelchair with the use of one arm, with a direct drive design which minimises play between the pushrims. This makes the TiLite ZRA2 more efficient to push, reducing stress on your muscles and joints, while the quick release wheels make it easy to transfer. You can see the British made One Arm Drive conversion on our new video channel at www.youtube.com/geraldsimonds

The TiLite ZRA2 One Arm Drive system with Spinergy wheels

IT’S TIME YOU SPOKE UP!

Gerald Simonds Healthcare Ltd. 9 March Place, Gatehouse Way Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8UA Tel: 01296 380200 email: info@gerald-simonds.co.uk www.gerald-simonds.co.uk

ALBER

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ETAC

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News from Gerald Simonds Suppliers of the World’s Best Mobility and Seating Solutions

LIGHTWEIGHT WHEELCHAIRS

POWERCHAIRS

STAND UP WHEELCHAIRS

COMFORT WHEELCHAIRS

The

S POKESMAN

POWERDRIVES The lightweight One Arm Drive system

WHEELCHAIR SEATING

NEW MID WHEEL DRIVE QUICKIE SALSA M

PRESSURE AREA CARE

WALKING AIDS

With its mid wheel drive technology, the Quickie Salsa M combines excellent indoor manoeuvrability with great outdoor performance. An extremely compact turning circle allows for great indoor manoeuvrability while narrow width and very low seat height ensures that you're able to navigate through doorways and confined spaces effortlessly, making access under tables and into vehicles easy. Travelling outdoors, Quickie's all-wheel independent suspension and anti-pitch technology ensure stability and safety at all times, ensuring a smooth ride over rough or uneven terrain. Finally, the Salsa M seating system with width and depth adjustment will fit as well tomorrow as it does today. Contact us FREE for more details.

With best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Gerald Simonds. GERALD SIMONDS NAMED SUNRISE ELITE DEALER OF THE YEAR At the end of another successful year for Gerald Simonds, we were very pleased to be presented with an award from Sunrise Medical naming Gerald Simonds Healthcare as Elite Dealer of the Year for 2010.

We’ve always intended The Spokesman to be a dialogue, between us at Gerald Simonds and you, our current or future customers and friends. We see it as an opportunity for us to tell you about new developments in mobility and seating and for you to tell us about how you use them. Or how they could be improved. Or what else you would like to see. We want to hear from you, whatever you have to say. This is your part of The Spokesman and we want you to use it. You can contact us by writing to The Editor, Spokesman, Gerald Simonds Healthcare Ltd., FREEPOST, Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 3BR or by emailing: spokesman@gerald-simonds.co.uk.

HANDICARE / JAY

.. / KUSCHALL

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LEVO

/ MAXGREPP

The award was presented to Managing Director Doug Robinson by Jane Elsworth, Marketing Manager of Sunrise Medical, at their recent Elite Dealers’ meeting. / PROACTIV

/ QUICKIE

/ TILITE

/ VICAIR

ALBER

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ETAC

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HANDICARE / JAY

.. / KUSCHALL

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LEVO

/ MAXGREPP

/ PROACTIV

/ QUICKIE

/ TILITE

/ VICAIR

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