Handover of your wheelchair
Our therapist will decide how best to handover your new equipment and seating. This could be with the therapist and rehabilitation engineer, or by our approved repair technicians. In all cases we will conduct a thorough handover of your equipment explaining it fully and adjusting it to suit your specific needs.
Your handover will include a demonstration of how:
- the wheelchair folds and unfolds
- the footrest is attached/detached to the chair
- to remove and replace the armrest for transfer
- a power chair is recharged and how often it requires charging
- a lap strap works and is adjusted
The therapist will also ensure any special items from your old wheelchair that are required are transferred to your new wheelchair (e.g. modified arm pads or back supports etc.)
The wheelchair and any accessories are prescribed for your own use to meet your clinical needs and the wheelchair identified will be the most cost-effective model available.
You are borrowing the equipment from us and must look after it according to our terms and conditions. These videos may help you understand how to care for your equipment: understanding wheelchairs.