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Wheelchair and specialist seating community service

Helping patients with mobility and postural problems

Wheelchair and specialist seating community service

Coronavirus: wheelchair and specialist seating community service update

Due to increased demand on the hospital due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are having to make significant changes to our services which may require cancellation of appointments.

Patients

All patients with a confirmed appointment will receive a letter informing that the case has been closed, but referral details have been recorded and you will be contacted in due course to re-arrange your appointment.

We will continue to screen new referrals by telephone to facilitate hospital discharges and avoid admission.

Should you have any issues or problems with your current equipment please call 020 3049 7760 to discuss.

Anyone requiring urgent or emergency repairs to their wheelchair please contact the wheelchair maintenance service by calling 020 3299 7690.

See our frequently asked questions for further information.

GPs

We are doing everything we can to support GPs and your patients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you need advice from our clinical team please call 020 3049 7760.

Please be aware that our phone lines may be busy and there may be a wait for your call to be answered.


About us

Our wheelchair service is aimed at people of all ages with mobility and postural problems, who need a wheelchair for more than six months.

We provide, on a loan basis, both powered and non-powered wheelchairs, buggies and associated postural seating systems to cater for your individual needs.

Our team comprises physiotherapists, occupational therapists, technical instructors, rehabilitation engineers and technicians and administrators. They are responsible for the assessment, prescription and fitting of wheelchairs.

The national voucher scheme is also available through our service.

Our service is based at Bowley Close Rehabilitation Centre, we work closely with the orthotic service, the amputee rehabilitation service and the assistive technology team.

 

Coronavirus

Please visit the main Trust coronavirus (COVID-19) page for more information.

Contacts

Tel: 020 3049 7760

Email: gst-tr.gsttwheelchair
service@nhs.net