Wheelchairs at our hospitals


If you are coming to Ipswich or Colchester for an appointment and think you may need to use a wheelchair, please remember to bring a £1 coin with you. You can use the coin to release a wheelchair – as you would with a supermarket trolley – and will get it back once you return the chair at the end of your visit.

Our new coin-release wheelchairs have been purchased in addition to our existing chairs to increase the number which are available. Their introduction means there will always be some available for patients and visitors to use, regardless of the time of day, as people will need to return the chairs to receive their money back.

Wheelchairs which do not have the coin-release mechanism will still be available for anyone who forgets to bring a coin.

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