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Wheelchair Services

The wheelchair service is a specialist service staffed by highly skilled professionals.

The Wheelchair Service provides the framework to clinically assess and then provide appropriate wheelchairs with associated equipment to clients with a long-term need, (long term defined as 6 months plus) who require a wheelchair for ALL their mobility both indoors and outdoors and who may also have postural and pressure care issues.

Once provision is established, the Wheelchair Service will support the equipment provided and will offer reassessment as required. 

The service works with children over 36 months and adults who have a degenerative long term condition.

The service undertakes individual assessments to identify mobility needs and supply the appropriate equipment. In addition the service:

  • Provides bespoke adaptations to wheelchairs either ‘in–house’ or through a rehabilitation engineer.
  • Utilises specialist technicians to assist therapists, check stock in and out, and respond to urgent domiciliary specialist seating.

Clients should be offered an appointment for an initial assessment or intervention within 1 week of referral.

Treatment is expected to be completed within 18 weeks.

If a wheelchair has been provided by the Wheelchair Service and requires a repair, please contact Millbrook Healthcare, our approved repairers, on 0333 234 0303, option 2.

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
epunft.wheelchairs.admin@nhs.net
Website
Website

Where to go

Name
The Verandah
Address
Steppingley Hospital
Ampthill Road
Steppingley
Bedford
Postcode
MK45 1AB

Last updated 31/01/2018