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South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS FT
Registration Number: R190430
Service Registered: The Gateshead Wheelchair Service
Organisation Type: NHS
Date of Registration: 11th July 2019
Renewal date: July 11, 2021
- Full Registration
- Service provision
- Clinical & professional responsibilities
The Gateshead Wheelchair Service provides manual and powered wheelchairs, buggies and specialist seating services to children and adults with mobility problems.
The overall aim of the service is to increase an individual’s mobility, independence and quality of life.
At the wheelchair assessment an individual’s lifestyle needs are taken into consideration along with their medical conditions and the most appropriate equipment for their needs is provided.
If an individual wishes to choose an alternative wheelchair, we offer a voucher scheme, to enable them to purchase a wheelchair of their choice.
Wheelchairs provided by the service are maintained and repaired by Ross Care.
WHO IS THE SERVICE FOR?
The service is for children and adults who are registered with a Gateshead GP who have a permanent disability affecting their mobility.
The Wheelchair service is not suitable for people who require outdoor-only powered mobility, or those who are living in a nursing home / residential home and require a wheelchair for transit use only.
We accept referrals from GPs and other health or social care professionals. Patients already known to the service are able to re-refer themselves via phone, post or email.
Following a referral, we will notify you of your appointment by letter or telephone. If the date and/or time is not convenient, please contact us and we will rearrange it for a more suitable time.
Patients’ relatives, carers or therapists are very welcome to attend the clinic as this is often useful when patients find it difficult to communicate.
Telephone: 0191 4971599, Option 3.
For repairs please contact Ross Care on 0191 4155151
firstname.lastname@example.org on 0191 5108753