Trust launches streamlined wheelchair service September 26th, 2012 admin Latest News Shares Comments Trust launches streamlined wheelchair service Wheelchair users in north Sefton and south-west Lancashire will benefit from a new streamlined service from Monday 1st October. Southport and Ormskirk NHS Wheelchair Service brings together two teams on to a single site at Pimbo in Skelmersdale, serving users across Southport, Formby, Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire. There will be no change to clinics that run at Southport, Skelmersdale, Chorley and Leyland, and home visits will continue as normal where patients are housebound. The service provides and repairs wheelchairs for NHS patients who have a permanent illness or disability. Referrals are accepted from GPs, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, consultants, district nurses, and palliative or special care nurses The service, which is operated by Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, is managed by Yvonne Baron. She said: “With a single point of contact, we can provide a more streamlined and efficient service for our patients and customers and benefit from the team’s considerable expertise being all in one place.” The centre is open from 8.30am until 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Telephone 01695 559142. Onthespot – your online reporter Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!