Wheelchair Service - Southport and Formby
The Wheelchair Service serves the registered population of, Southport & Formby localities of Southport, Ainsdale and Formby. The Wheelchair Service provides wheelchairs on a permanent loan basis to those whose indoor mobility is permanently restricted and will remain so for at least six months.
What we do
An assessment of pressure care is an integral part of the assessment. Where no or low risk is indicated a low risk comfort cushion will be provide. Where risk is identified, an appropriate pressure relieving cushion will be provided. Pressure cushions from this service are provided for use solely on the NHS wheelchair.
The service is responsible for the assessment and prescription of wheelchairs and buggies from the age of 36 months. If however a child has postural management impairment there is no minimum age restriction.
Clients who are unable to maintain normal posture when using a NHS wheelchair may be provided with additional postural support. Ranging from contour cushions, Posture belts or harnesses, off the shelf postural supports through to bespoke postural seating.
How to access the service
Referrals are accepted from GPs and AHPs for clients that are registered with a Southport and Formby GP practice.
There are regular clinics, and home visits are available to patients who are bed/ housebound.
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
How to contact us:
91 Zetland Street
Tel: 01704 387258
Email for wheelchair enquiries:
E-referrals for wheelchair referrals only: