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STAXI Saves Money

STAXI Provides a Business Case for Nestable Patient Transport Chairs

TORONTO and LONDON – 5 February 2010 – Toronto-based STAXI, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of nestable transportation chairs, today revealed how the STAXI nestable transportation chair saves hospitals (as well as other public facilities, such as airports, malls, theme parks, etc. ) tens of thousands of dollars each year. This means that funds can be then directed toward other aspects of patient care or services.

STAXI Chairs

STAXI Chairs

In a sample study, STAXI developed a hospital-example based on a typical facility with 500 beds in order to prove a business case for STAXI. The example and following charted experiences are consistent with those of existing STAXI customers at similarly sized facilities that would require approximately 100 wheelchairs to meet their needs. The chart below plays out costs and savings over three and six years.

 

Conventional Wheel Chairs

STAXI Transport Chairs

Notes

Quantity

Price

Spend

Quantity

Price

Spend

Original Purchase

100

$400

$40,000

100

$914

$91,400

 

After 1 Year

Chairs Stolen

30

0

STAXI chairs are covered by a 3 year unlimited parts warranty

Chairs Broken

15

0

Remaining Chairs

55

100

Maintenance Cost

$10,000

$0

Replacement Chairs

45

$400

$18,000

$0

 

After 2 Years:

Chairs Stolen

30

0

Average theft rate of conventional wheelchairs is 30%.

Chairs Broken

15

0

Remaining Chairs

55

100

Maintenance Cost

$10,000

$0

Replacement Chairs

45

$400

$18,000

$0

 

  Conventional Wheel Chairs STAXI Transport Chairs
Quantity Price Spend Quantity Price Spend
After 3 Years:
Chairs Stolen 30 0 Average rate of conventional wheelchairs broken or out of service 15%
Chairs Broken 15 0
Remaining Chairs 55 100
Maintenance Cost $10,000 $0
Replacement Chairs 45 $400 $18,000 $0
Total Spent after 3 Years $124,000 $91,000
Purchase of additional 3 year warranty $2,500
Total Spent after 6 Years $168,000 $93,900  
STAXI SAVINGS AFTER 3 YEARS $32,000  
STAXI SAVINGS AFTER 6 YEARS $74,100  

About STAXI
STAXI is a patented, revolutionary transport chair, developed in 1985 by Andrew J Hart in conjunction with Centre for Studies in Aging, Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences (Toronto), initially as a patient transportation solution.  STAXI is the leading wheelchair alternative and the best-selling, nestable transport chair in North America.

The STAXI is established globally – in use for more than 15 years.  Moreover, the STAXI nestable transportation chairs are used successfully and widely in the USA’s most prestigious hospitals and healthcare systems.  It is the accepted leader in the field of innovative patient mobility assistance.  STAXI provides safe and comfortable temporary transportation for people who would have difficulty walking any considerable distances due to disability, illness or injury. STAXI is ergonomically designed to reduce physical strain and burden for the user.

The award-winning STAXI transport chair is built specifically for large, busy facilities such as airports, hospitals and sporting/entertainment venues.  STAXI customers include top hospitals and major airlines and airports in the USA, UK, and Europe.  STAXI can instantly replace 90 per cent of wheelchairs today. Moreover, STAXI has the best low-maintenance record for any mobility solution, backed with a three-year unlimited parts warranty.  STAXI is difficult to steal by virtue of its nestable design.  Hence, STAXI pays for itself over the long life of the transport chair.

Sales Contact:  please visit www.staxi.com to find your exclusive regional contact

Marketing Contact: David Gallant on +44 (0) 1915 006 129, or [email protected]

Also, consider…
• Viewing the STAXI video at http://www.staxi.com/staxi_media_center_videos.php
• Receiving Tweets from STAXI1 on Twitter
• Making STAXI your friend on Facebook – STAXI
• Sharing ideas with STAXI and Airport and Hospital managers on Linked-In discussion groups

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