Father of four, Steve, 57 years, loves his new WashPod Compact as he’s been able to shower for the first time in 3 months. The prospect of a school reunion was cut rudely short in January 2022, when he was involved in a collision with a car which appeared around the corner on the wrong side of the road when he was driving his Vespa motorbike.

He returned to the house he loves near Cirencester but no suitable washing facilities. “It wasn’t great to be honest” says Steve. “I had to use a commode and couldn’t wash properly as I had to use the sink.

Not only was Steve coping with the loss of dignity at a time when he was particularly vulnerable but he was getting into trouble at the hospital.

“Every time I returned to have my wound dressed, I was berated by the nurses as I wasn’t washing my stump properly; it’s all part of the healthy tissue recovery to shower it diligently”.

In a great display of teamwork, the other driver’s solicitor introduced Steve’s solicitor to WashPod and within a couple of weeks his washing facilities had improved.

“I love it” he enthuses. “I really love my WashPod. I was able to have a shower for the first time in 3 months which felt fantastic and I don’t have to rely on my girlfriend for help. What’s more the doctors are happy with me”.

Steve’s Compact WashPod is now in the living room for the foreseeable future until he decides whether to convert the garage or go for an extension to provide the necessary wetroom.

“Getting hold of a builder is impossible but now there’s no rush and I can decide what’s best for us. We don’t want to move and I can consider all eventualities calmly while I get used to my new-normal”.

Sadly Steve doesn’t see himself riding his Vespas again but he’s hoping a prosthetic may allow him to get back to rugby refereeing.