Mobility services includes an orthotics service, wheelchair service and a wig service for oncology patients and those with alopecia. They have been operating since 1991. These services are provided for adults and children in acute, out-patient and community settings across a range of locations. We also have engineers who repair wheelchairs and this department is owned and managed by the trust.
The service has recently re-located to building 16, which is near to zone C entrance and is open Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm and Friday 8:30am to 4pm.
You can find out more about our Wheelchair Services here. We are working to improve the service for patients and carers so if you would like to give us your feedback and ideas please contact us by email at Wheelchairs.Dept@anhst.nhs.uk
Wheelchair and orthotics services
Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group (AWC CCG) are engaging with local people about the proposed introduction of referral guidance and criteria for wheelchair and orthotics services provided by our mobility services department. They’d like to hear from you, and you can fill in their online questionnaire here. There will also be paper copies available in mobility services, or you can print one here. Closes 10 May 2019.
What is the service?
Orthotics is the term used for aids such as insoles, braces, splints, callipers, footwear, spinal jackets and helmets. They are provided on prescription and help people recover from, or avoid, injury or to live with lifelong conditions. The correct supply and fitting of orthotic aids can help improve quality of life by reducing pain, keeping people mobile and independent, and preventing surgery, amputation or the need for social care.
Wheelchairs are a major aid to independence, well-being and quality of life for adults and children who are unable, or virtually unable, to walk. They help to improve social inclusion and life chances through work, education and activities that many people who do not need wheelchairs take for granted. The service provides and repairs wheelchairs for people with complex mobility needs. It also runs joint physiotherapy, neurology and diabetic clinics and special seating clinics for postural support.
Please use these new referral forms from Monday 8 April 2019.Click here for the wheelchair services referral form Click here for the orthotics referral form Referral Criteria for Orthotic assessment Referral Criteria for Wheelchair assessment