- Provide mobility equipment (wheelchairs/buggies)to children and young adults to meet individual needs
- Assess clinical need in line with eligibility criteria
- Review /reassess at agreed intervals
- Provide a planned preventative maintenance service
University Hospital of North Tees
- TS19 8PE
The Wheelchair Service provides a comprehensive service for children and young adults who have a long term and permanent problem with their mobility.
The Service aims to:
- Provide a framework to clinically assess children (30 months and over) and young adults who have a permanent (more than 6 months) problem with mobility through disability or illness. Children under 30months old are seen on a case by case basis.
- Provide wheelchairs/buggies complete with postural support and pressure cushioning to facilitate safe mobility.
- Provide continued support/review for the child/young adult with regards to their ongoing mobility needs.
- Evaluate the Service and the equipment it provides on an ongoing basis to ensure the equipment is ‘fit for purpose’ and where possible to be able to offer the child/young adult a choice of wheelchair/buggy (with regards to type and colour) within the agreed range of NHS provision.
- Encourage the child/young adult to be as functional and as independent as possible through the provision of appropriate mobility equipment.
- Encourage social inclusion.
- Provide planned preventative maintenance for the mobility equipment issued.
Referrals (using the Wheelchair Service referral form) are accepted from the GP, Paediatrician/Consultant, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Social Service Team member who are involved in the child/young adults care.
Once the child/young adult is registered with the Wheelchair Service access back into the service can be direct from the family or guardian as well as any of the above.
- Contact Name
- Judith Ruddle
- Contact Telephone
- 01642 624882
- Local Offer Age Bands
Transition to Adulthood
- SEN Provision Type