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North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust - 70 years of the NHS

Wheelchairs

wheelchairThe team supplies wheelchairs and related equipment to north Cumbrian residents with permanent and serious difficulties in walking, some of whom have complex postural problems requiring specialist support.

The majority of our clients are seen by community therapists who are trained to assess various types of manually propelled wheelchairs, accessories and pressure distributing cushions on our behalf. Where more complex requirements are identified, including powered mobility, a request is made for assessment either at our Disablement Centre, the person's home or another convenient location.

We have a range of demonstration stock including:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Cushions
  • Complex seating for greater postural support

It is often necessary to adapt equipment to meet individual need. Our Rehabilitation Engineering Department provides assessment, prescription and provision.

Our team is highly experienced and includes:

  • A Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Occupational Therapists and an Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • A Clinical Scientist
  • Rehabilitation Engineers