Corporate Partner - Joerns Healthcare
Worcestershire based manufacturer of specialist patient handling equipment, Joerns Healthcare, signed a long term partnership agreement in July 2011 to support Acorns in a variety of ways.
Joerns Healthcare, part of a multinational operation with offices in the UK, USA, Canada and France, are best known for their Oxford branded range of patient lifts and support services for use in hospitals as well as home environments.
About Joerns Healthcare
Having moved into brand new offices premises just outside the quaint riverside town of Pershore in 2011, Joerns Healthcare was keen to build relationships with the local community. One such way to do this was by providing support for a locally or regionally based charity. Marketing Manager Curtis Jordan explains: “Whilst the decision to support Acorns was made by a predecessor, I whole-heartedly support the choice. I have personally made a number of visits to Acorn’s during my tenure with Joerns Healthcare and the incredible support this organisation provides for children, young adults and their families is truly second to none”.
Curtis adds: “It is nothing short of a privilege for Joerns to be involved with this remarkable organisation and the wonderful and caring people who dedicate their time in working for them. Our partnership actually makes excellent sense. With our specialist knowledge of the patient handling market, coupled with an extensive portfolio of leading products; we are able to contribute in making a difference to lives of these children.”
Joerns Healthcare partnership with Acorns
As part of this partnership agreement Joerns Healthcare will support Acorns across a number of areas including:
• Donation of patient handling equipment
• Manual handling training provided by Joerns staff and/or clinical professionals
• Onsite voluntary work by members of Joerns staff
• Charity fundraising activities
This particular agreement marks a first for Acorns being the first time we have had a healthcare related partner on board. Joerns bring something quite different to the partnership – the provision of much needed patient equipment and the all-important training packages that go with it. There’s no doubt this is an exciting development for Acorns, one which we feel certain will flourish and grow larger still over the passage of time.
Watch this space for details about forthcoming initiatives, fundraising ideas and partnership activities between Acorns and Joerns Healthcare.
For more information about Joerns Healthcare visit www.joerns.co.uk