The Wheelchair Service serves the registered population of, Southport and Formby localities of Southport, Ainsdale and Formby.
The Wheelchair Service provides wheelchairs on a permanent loan basis to those whose indoor mobility is permanently restricted and will remain so for at least six months.
An assessment of pressure care is an integral part of the assessment. Where no or low risk is indicated a low risk comfort cushion will be provide. Where risk is identified an appropriate pressure reliving cushion will be provided, pressure cushions from this service are provided for use solely on the NHS wheelchair.
The service is responsible for the assessment and prescription of wheelchairs and buggies from the age of 36 months. If however a child has postural management impairment there is no minimum age restriction.
Clients who are unable to maintain normal posture when using a NHS wheelchair may be provided with additional postural support. Ranging from contour cushions, Posture belts or harnesses, off the shelf postural supports through to bespoke postural seating.
Referrals are accepted from GPs and AHPs for clients that are registered with a Southport and Formby GP practise.
There are regular clinics, and home visits are available to patients who are bed/housebound.
91 Zetland Street
Tel: 01704 387 258