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.

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