Organisation/Service Details

Organisation Details

Description of activity

The service provides wheelchairs, buggies, pressure distributing cushions and associated special seating for people of all ages with a permanent disability affecting their ability to walk. It is an ‘open access’ service and registered clients can contact therapists for information and advice as necessary. The Wheelchair Service based at Queen Mary’s Hospital is for people registered with GPs in Wandsworth, Richmond, Kingston, Spelthorne, Merton and Sutton.

Services offered
Most clients are assessed in their own homes by experienced Occupational Therapists – or Physiotherapists, who work closely with them – to assess their requirements for manual or powered wheelchairs, specialist children’s buggies and associated supportive seating. Clinics are held at Queen Mary’s Hospital for clients with complex needs.

Once equipment has been provided, the service continues to monitor clients’ needs and carry out equipment maintenance work via a contracted repair company.

Vouchers for manual wheelchairs are available for people wishing to purchase wheelchairs not available through the NHS.

A pressure mapping service is also available.

Facilities

Dedicated clinic with ceiling track hoist and adjacent disabled toilet.

Referrals are accepted from GPs, specialist nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

Organisation Contact Details

Contact Details

Contact Name
Emma Wakeling - Team Leader Caroline Stanfield - Team leader
Telephone

Address and Accessibility

Address Details

Address 1
Wheelchair service
Address 2
Queen Mary’s hospital
Address 3
Roehampton Lane
Town
London
Postcode
SW15 5PN

Categories

Which categories suit this organisation?

Local Offer Position
Kingston Richmond
This Organisation Supports
Physical Disability
Services
Health Services Travel / Transport and Getting Around

Age Range

Age of Users
From 0 To 25