Wheelchair services

This is a specialist Wheelchair Service for patients registered with GPs in Chorley and South Ribble, and West Lancashire. Southport and Formby patients have a separate service provided by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust based in Southport.

We are a community-based service and see adults and children who are permanently disabled resulting in them being completely immobile indoors as well as outdoors and who need to use a wheelchair for all their mobility. This is a therapy-led service.

The Wheelchair Assessment Team is a multidisciplinary therapy team of occupational therapists, assistant practitioners, therapy assistants and engineers.

Following assessment, recommendations will be made via a Wheelchair Service prescription and support plan.

The service offers personal wheelchair budgets which means the individual then has a choice of provision – that is to have a wheelchair free of charge from the NHS or to opt for provision via a third party provider.

For those people who opt for a wheelchair to be loaned free of charge, the NHS provides a free repair service.

 

Opening time and where to find us

Wheelchair Service Centre, Unit 2 Pendle Place, West Pimbo Industrial Estate, Skelmersdale, WN8 9PN.

Our opening hours are  8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

The Wheelchair Repair Service does out of hours emergency repairs 4.30pm to 9.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 9.30pm at weekends and bank holidays

Getting referred

Initial referral is from a GP, hospital consultant, therapist or specialist nurse  e.g. district nurse.

Service Leads

Yvonne Baron Wheelchair Service Manager

Contacts

01695 559142 (wheelchair service) 01695 556492 (wheelchair repairs)

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