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Wheelchair Service (East Coast Community Healthcare CIC)

The team carries out detailed assessments and fittings of manual and powered wheelchairs for people in Great Yarmouth and Waveney. We can adapt specialist wheelchairs to suit an individual’s needs and supply cushions and accessories if required. The majority of our work is carried out in the patient’s home but clinics are also provided at Kirkley Mill Health Centre in Lowestoft.

We aim to provide essential mobility and improve the quality of life for those with long term mobility problems and associated postural needs, ensuring that our service users can maintain an active, healthy and independent life, as far as their condition will allow. We do not provide electric wheelchairs for outside use only.

The team is made up of a wheelchair service coordinator, occupational therapist, rehab engineer and rehab support worker. In making an assessment, we consider the holistic needs of our service users including social, educational, lifestyle and family / carer requirements as well as their clinical needs.

We also:

* Ensure that service users are well informed and supported through their personal  health plan

* Provide technical advice to users and their families/carers

* Provide and promote postural management to reduce the risk of increased deformity, encourage optimum sitting balance   and manage / reduce pain levels

* Provide guidance on pressure relief to assist with prevention of and recuperation from pressure sores or skin ulcers

Interpretation and translation services can be arranged by staff, for users of this service.

Home visits are provided by this service.
 

Who to contact

Name
Andrea Sargeant
Telephone
01502 532 182
01502 448 686 (Fax)
Email
ECCH.wheelchairrequest@nhs.net

Where to go

Address
Kirkley Mill Health Centre
Economy Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
Postcode
NR33 0HF
Area served
Lowestoft, Waveney

Other details

Age Groups
16-25 years, Adults
Last Updated
22/02/2017

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