The Wheelchair Service provides assessment for provision of a wheelchair when clients meet the eligibility criteria. Following assessment wheelchairs will be provided to meet clinical need. The Service provides pressure relieving cushions for wheelchairs provided by Ashton, Leigh and Wigan Wheelchair Services and where pressure is clinically assessed to be a problem.
- Accessing the service
Wheelchairs are provided for patients who are:
- Registered with a borough GP or are permanent resident of the Wigan Borough
- Unable to walk indoors due to medical reasons
- Require the wheelchair for longer than six months
If a person does not met these requirements we will give other alternatives dependant on situation e.g. charities, sources of hire and private purchase.
Initial referrals have to be from a health professional, but once known to the Wheelchair Service subsequent referrals can be self referrals or from professional or carer with client consent.
- Wigan Wheelchair Referral Form
- Wheelchair Eligibility Criteria
- Pressure Assessment / Cushion Review Questionnaire
Clients can be assessed in the wheelchair clinic at Claire House, at home or other suitable venues e.g. day centre/ward. The assessment venue will depend on the type of assessment required.
For repairs to NHS chairs on loan from our the Wigan Borough Wheelchair Service please contact:
Telephone: 0151 653 6000
They operate out of hours emergency repairs service from Monday to Friday from 5pm until 11pm and Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 8.30am until 11.30pm
- Useful Information
Transferring lives through sport- free membership- for all ages.
British Wheelchair Basketball
Registered charity and is the representative body of wheelchair basketball in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Helping children and young people with Cerebral Palsy enjoy sport.
Free Courses equip young wheelchair users with the skills to become independently mobile so that they can enjoy the same activities as their able bodied peers.
Offers a wide range of services one of which is to help families who have a child or young person with autism or learning difficulties.
Support families of disabled children across the UK, whatever their condition or disability.
The Accessible Planet
Guide to everything and anything accessible – for wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility.
WAVs usability research
Rica usability research may interest OTs looking in more detail about WAVs.
Rica’s research involved stakeholder interviews, focus groups and two full days of user testing with six users and eight WAVs at QEF Mobility Centre in Surrey.
- Contact Us
Wheelchair Service Claire House Lower Ince Health Centre Phoenix Way Ince Wigan WN3 4NW Tel: 01942 481162 Fax: 01942 481175 Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 4.30pm and Friday from 8.30am to 4.00pm.