ECCH continues to follow NHS guidelines regarding the use of face coverings, as we prioritise the safety of both staff and patients. Patients are required to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing in our settings to protect themselves and staff.
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.
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.
Kirkley Mill Health Centre
T: 01502 532182
The service is available between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)
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