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Sheffield charities to benefit from cutting-edge care technology

04 July 2016

Sheffield-based Westfield Health is supporting two local charities by helping them access the latest smart technology for healthcare.

 

St Luke’s and Age UK Sheffield have bought 40 of the health and wellbeing company’s 3rings plugs – a smartplug designed to help families with elderly or vulnerable relatives living independently at home.

 

The Westfield Health-backed 3rings smartplug connects household appliances, like a kettle or TV, with a messaging service to provide updates about routine use or it alerts family when there could be a problem.

 

Executive Director David Capper, who is responsible for Westfield Health’s support of 3rings, said: “The 3rings plug provides reassurance and peace of mind to those who are caring for elderly or ill loved ones.

 

“We’re really proud to be supporting the rollout of the 3rings technology across Sheffield and South Yorkshire, and joining with St Luke’s and Age UK Sheffield is an ideal fit for this.

 

“Both St Luke’s and Age UK Sheffield work with people for whom independent living is extremely difficult, especially when accompanied by serious health conditions and frailty. The 3rings plug, which was recently featured as a customer tip on BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show, provides an extra layer of support and assurance, helping more people to live independently in their own homes.

 

“Westfield Health has been strong supporter of St Luke’s and Age UK Sheffield for a long time and we’re delighted that we can help these charities with this cutting-edge technology.”

 

St Luke’s Chief Executive, Peter Hartland, said: “The 3rings system is very simple and that is why it can be really effective. We’re excited to be working with our colleagues at Age UK Sheffield, making this product available to some of our patients, clients and families on a 12 month trial, from which we will learn how it can be used most effectively in different situations.”

 

Peter added “We’re delighted to continue an excellent working relationship with Westfield Health and we look forward to sharing in this, and future technological developments, for the benefit of people in Sheffield.”

 

To find out more about Westfield Health’s harder working health cover, visit westfieldhealth.com or westfieldhealth.com/blog