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Community equipment and wheelchair services is currently between the West Suffolk Hospital and Medequip.
Ross Care carry out wheelchair repairs and maintenance to NHS supplied wheelchairs.
The assessment, referral and handover element of the service is part of Community Services.
For wheelchair users in Ipswich and east Suffolk, there is a single telephone contact number (01473 351 805) which enables you to contact the service both for repairs or assessments.
Contact: 01473 351 805
Wheelchair services transferred to this hospital in November 2018 as part of the closure of Essex County Hospital.
We also visit other hospitals, patient’s homes, residential homes, nursing homes, schools and workplaces.
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We have a Facebook page – look for North East Essex Wheelchair Services
Suffolk Community Services
Our community equipment service, provided by Medequip, provides patients with specialist equipment, such as hoists and grab rails, to help them remain independent for longer. Our NHS clinicians carry out assessments of people’s individual needs in their home environment.
Please see the Suffolk Community website for more information click here
We provide wheelchairs and other equipment to help people be as mobile as possible.
Our service will assess your needs to make sure you get the right help. We will look at your physical and mental health and the support you have from family, friends and carers. We will consider where you live and your daily transport needs.
We can provide a wide range of mobility support. This includes buggies and manual and powered wheelchairs. We also provide equipment to help with postural support and pressure care.
Essex County Hospital services have moved
The team can now be contacted on 01255 201 771, by emailing chu-ftr.NEEWCS@nhs.net or via their Facebook page, just search for North east Essex Wheelchair Service.
The new address is Clacton Hospital, Tower Road, Clacton, Essex, CO15 1LH
Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm and Friday 8.30am to 4pm
T: 01255 201 771
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