Wheelchair & seating
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 service provides post acute neuro rehab for people with a Sussex GP who have a new diagnosis of acquired brain injury of such complexity that they cannot be managed safely in the community. The conditions treated by the Consultant led specialist multidisciplinary team includes stroke, traumatic brain injury, GBS, critical illness, neuropathy incomplete, usually non traumatic spinal cord injury, brain tumours, MS relapse and complex amputees from Brighton and Hove area. It is a short stay unit.
The service does not accept people with functional neurological disorders, those with severe challenging behaviour and progressive neuro degenerative conditions.
Consultant to Consultant referral – Lead: Dr Aneetha Skinner.
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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.
Donald Wilson House Rehabilitation Centre – Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
A specialist centre, working to help adults who are neurologically disabled through accident or illness, to live independently as possible. Provides a comprehensive individual programme of rehabilitation, medical nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and social work. Information and advice also given.
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.