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Accessories for Wheelchairs

Where is this equipment used?

Home, school, community and respite, as appropriate according to assessment recommendations.           

Who does this equipment belong to?

Wolverhampton Wheelchair Service.

In what circumstances would this equipment be provided?                                

Where the wheelchair user requires additional support in order to sit in their wheelchair.

Typical Lifespan of equipment

Variable according to need.

Is regular maintenance required?

Yes.

Who is responsible for maintenance of equipment?

Wolverhampton Wheelchair Service.

How is maintenance undertaken?

Reported to approved repair service.

Is regular cleaning required?

Yes.

Who is responsible for cleaning of equipment?

The user or their carers.

How is cleaning undertaken?

According to manufacturers instructions.

Who recycles this equipment? How is it recycled? What is the process used?

Our engineer inspects any returned equipment and our approved repair service will return it to a suitable standard for re-issue.

How often should the equipment be reviewed?

Needs based, dependent upon user or carer requesting review.

Who should review the equipment?

Wolverhampton Wheelchair Service.

Are regular reviews and maintenance undertaken?

Reviews are provided as required and our users are able to request this directly.

What happens when the equipment is no longer suitable or required?

User can contact Wolverhampton Wheelchair service for collection if no longer required. Alternatively they can request a review.

Is insurance required?

Not essential but recommended for powered equipment users.

Who to contact

Telephone
01902 444042
E-mail
rwh-tr.wheelchairservice@nhs.net
Website
Wolverhampton Wheelchair Service

Where to go

Name
Wolverhampton Wheelchair Service
Address
The Maltings
Herbert Street
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
Postcode
WV1 1NQ
Notes

Our facilities have:

  • Free car parking on site.
  • Disabled toilets
  • Level access

 

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday-Thursday 3:30pm-4:30pm. Friday 8:30am-4:00pm
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon

Other Details

Costs

Details
Equipment is funded from NHS Budgets.

Availability

Age Ranges
All ages
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Who can make referrals for assessment for equiment?

Initial referral must always come from a qualified health professional. Once known to the service, self referral.

How is assessment accessed?

Referral to Wolverhampton Wheelchair service.

How is need assessed?

All users receive an assessment by a member (or members) of the Wheelchair service team and equipment is prescribed according to need and in accordance with provision criteria.

How long will the assessment take and when will be the equipment be provided?

Variable according to complexity but we aim to complete the episode within 18 weeks of referral being received by the service.

Will equipment be provided new or recycled?

Both but recycled wherever possible

How is equipment provided?

Equipment may be handed over in a clinic with demonstration and instruction in it's use by a member of the Wheelchair Service team. Alternatively it may be necessary to hand over at the home address, school or other service accessed by the user.

Is demonstration or training required prior to use?

Yes in most cases.

Record Last Updated on: 13/02/2020

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