The Hampshire Wheelchair Service is commissioned to meet the mobility needs of the local population and within the mobility provision, the postural and pressure care needs of the service user.
The service provides assessments, clinical interventions and wheelchair equipment (and ongoing repairs and maintenance) for children (aged 30 months and older) and adults who have long term mobility needs (i.e. over 6 months) due to a disability, terminal illness or severely limiting medical condition.
Millbrook Healthcare provides the service on behalf of the Collaborative*. They provide the following types of wheelchairs and equipment.
- Manual wheelchairs (options for self-propelled or those pushed by an attendant)
- Powered indoor wheelchairs
- Powered indoor and outdoor wheelchairs
- Specialist buggies, wheelchairs and seating for children
- Specialist bespoke seating systems for use with a wheelchair
- Pressure relieving cushions and some accessories for wheelchairs
Hampshire Wheelchair Service Review
In 2017 we commissioned a review into the Hampshire Wheelchair Service. The report is divided into the following seven sections, and each main chapter contains recommendations for future improvements:
- Stakeholder Feedback
- Concerns and Complaints
- National and Local Data Set Comparisons
The full document, which runs to 204 pages, is available to download.
We have also produced a shorter summary and an Easy Version version which is available below.
We would like to thank everyone who supported and helped with this important piece of work. We had valuable contributions from many people, particularly wheelchair users, their family and carers, and also support groups and charities.
The provider, Millbrook Healthcare, has made a commitment to improving services and care pathways to deliver the best possible outcomes for wheelchair users, their families and carers and we know they will work with key stakeholders in an open and constructive way. Millbrook Healthcare did respond to the review and their response is available below.
Millbrook is looking forward to working with all parties on the service improvement action plan and producing feasible and affordable improvements and innovations to the Hampshire Wheelchair Service.
Please be assured that we will continue to work together to ensure the quality and safety of the Hampshire Wheelchair Service.
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