Somerset Wheelchair Service
What service we provide
The service provides assessments for people with mobility and other postural problems, supplying wheelchairs, pressure care cushions and accessories for wheelchairs.
Assessments are held in a variety of locations e.g. clinic, at home, at a day centre or school.
How to refer into the service
Any qualified healthcare professional can refer to the service e.g. GP, district nurse, physiotherapist and occupational therapist.
All referrals will be looked at by one of our occupational therapists and prioritised according to the Somerset Wheelchair Service specification and criteria.
This may result in direct prescription and supply of equipment to the client.
Alternatively a face-to-face assessment may be required, which may be held at a variety of locations.
Please refer to the referral form.
When the wheelchair service accepts a self-referral from a new patient, we make contact with a community therapist from the appropriate federation hub, on behalf of the patient. A therapist then contacts the patient, assesses need and completes the necessary referral paperwork and feeds it in to the system.
Please click here to view the wheelchair daily checks videos.
Customer service opening hours:
8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday
Service Manager: Sharon Taylor
Unit J, Monument View
Chelston Business Park
Tel: 0333 003 5621
Fax: 0333 003 5622