Risby nursing home residents benefit from Bury St Edmunds company’s donation

Risby Park Nursing Home, Hall Lane, Risby
AWM Ltd is donating a platform wheelchair scale to the home
Resident Pearl Manchip on the scale with home staff Joanne Russell and Sam Murray and Mike Ockmore from Detecto
Picture Mark Westley ANL-160203-203105009
Risby Park Nursing Home, Hall Lane, Risby AWM Ltd is donating a platform wheelchair scale to the home Resident Pearl Manchip on the scale with home staff Joanne Russell and Sam Murray and Mike Ockmore from Detecto Picture Mark Westley ANL-160203-203105009

A special set of platform scales has been donated to Risby Park Nursing Home by Bury St Edmunds based AWM which manufactures and distributes industrial and medical scales.

The Detecto scales are portable and mean that staff at the nursing home can take the scales to residents. Previously wheelchairs users had to use the lift to the first floor to be weighed by the home’s existing fixed scales.

Jackie Tayler, from Risby Park, said: “This is making a real difference to residents’ quality of life as we only had one set of scales on the first floor. Now we can take the scales to the residents. We are very grateful.”

The special scales are calibrated to deduct the weight of the wheelchair and are Class 3 rated for their accuracy, making them a top medical product.

Regular weighing of residents ensures they are receiving adequate nutrition as older people can often suffer with poor appetite.

AWM at Chapel Pond Hill distributes the Detecto scales and donated a set to the home. Resident Pearl Manchip is pictured here with staff Joanne Russell and Sam Murray and Mike Ockmore from Detecto.