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Cushions for pressure relief or positioning in Wheelchairs

In what circumstances would this equipment be provided?

To address pressure or positioning issues.

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.

Typical Lifespan of equipment

Variable according to need.

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

In most cases, cushions are not recycled.

Is regular maintenance required?

No.

Who is responsible for maintenance of equipment?

If the cushion is in need of review or replacement, the user can contact The Wheelchair Service.

How is maintenance undertaken?

N/A

Is regular cleaning required?

Yes.

Who is responsible for cleaning of equipment?

The user or their carers.

How is cleaning undertaken?

In accordance with manufacturers instructions

How often should the equipment be reviewed?

Needs based, dependent upon user 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 venue features:

  • Free car parking
  • Level access
  • Disabled toilets

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday- Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm.
Session Information
Friday 8:30am-4:00pm

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?

How is assessment accessed?

Referral to Wolverhampton Wheelchair service.

How is need assessed?

All users receive an assessment by a member of the Wheelchair service team and equipment is prescribed according to need.

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?

New.

How is equipment provided?

Handover takes place in clinic,, home, school or other service accessed by user

Is demonstration or training required prior to use?

Yes.

Record Last Updated on: 18/09/2020

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