FES Hire provides Functional Electrical Stimulation devices for people with damaged nervous systems on a loan-purchase basis, similar to buying a car.
FES are brilliant and life-changing, but can cost from £3000 to £8000 (incl. physio) and are not normally available on the NHS.
FES Hire Directors are Elizabeth Will and Jon Graham.
Jon is a director of Physio Function and is one of the leading neuro physios in the UK. Physio Function retails FES devices.
Elizabeth has been a self-employed business owner since 2000. Prior to that she was a sales and marketing manager at IBM. She has MS and uses FES equipment herself.
She only found out about FES by chance and getting the finance for the purchase was a somewhat of a challenge.
She wanted to find a way to help others get what she had found so essential. She finds the lack of FES awareness nothing short of a tragedy.