Wheelchair Repair Service
The West Sussex Wheelchair service provides wheelchairs to people who have a permanent disability and whose ability to walk is therefore permanently restricted.
The wheelchair service will loan a wheelchair to anyone who has a long term mobility problem and is classified as unable, or virtually unable to walk indoors or outdoors. Short-term wheelchair loans (less than 6 months) are not provided.
AJM Healthcare is the service’s wheelchair maintenance contractor, providing a repair service for wheelchairs issued by the service.
The Royal Alex Children’s Hospital in Brighton
Our facilities are family friendly and accessible to children and young people with disabilities. Our hospital has 100 beds in single rooms and spacious four-bed bays, all with en-suite bathrooms. This includes eight high dependency beds, three paediatric intensive care beds, a day care oncology ward and a day care ward for medicine and surgery. Our dedicated paediatric facilities include three operating theatres, 15 outpatient consulting rooms, an on-site x-ray department and our own A&E.
Community Equipment Service – Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
The Community Equipment Service provides advice, guidance and support for Community Equipment prescribers and patients. Community equipment supports patients to live as independently as possible, facilitate hospital discharge and reduce hospital admissions.
NRS Healthcare is the provider of community equipment in West Sussex. https://www.nrshealthcare.com/about-nrs/our-locations
NRS Healthcare arrange for the delivery, collection, repair and servicing of community equipment within West Sussex.
The service provides assessments for people with mobility and other postural problems, supplying wheelchairs, pressure care cushions and accessories for wheelchairs.
Assessments are held in a variety of locations e.g. clinic, at home, at a day centre or school.
Sussex Trauma Network is linked with Stoke Mandeville National Spinal Injuries Centre.
Referrals should be submitted via the National Spinal Injury Cord Database: www.spinalreferrals.nhs.uk
For traumatic injury the referral should be submitted within 4 hours of diagnosis of Spinal Cord Injury.
For non-traumatic injury the referral should be submitted as soon as possible.