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Wheelchair Service

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, and assistant practitioner. 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
  • The service is available between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)

 

Referrals

Referrals to the service need to be made through a GP or health professional, unless you are already known to the service, in which case you can contact us directly.

 

Contact us

Kirkley Mill Health Centre
Economy Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR33 0DR

Opening times:

The service is available between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)

Resources
Guide for wheelchair provision in care homes Avoiding pressure ulcers in wheelchairs

 

Useful links

Ross Care is the approved wheelchair repairer for Great Yarmouth and Waveney

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