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West Berkshire wheelchair clinic

West Berkshire Wheelchair Service provides wheelchairs and specialist seating services to the population of West Berkshire.

West Berkshire Wheelchair clinic

We provide services for clients with long-term neurological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Motor Neuron Disease (MND), Muscular Dystrophy (MD) and brain injury, and also for those affected by conditions such as Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis and for clients who have amputations or other significant walking difficulties.

We also provide specialist paediatric services for children with posture and seating needs including clients with Cerebral Palsy; developmental delays; learning disabilities and motor function deficits.

We have close links with the Neurological Rehabilitation Unit and the Dingley Child Development Centre.

Clients are seen in the most appropriate location for assessment whether it be the ward , Wheelchair Clinic, own home, community hospitals or special schools.

Therapists work closely with clients to assess their requirements for wheelchair provision, including children who require specialist seating and buggies. We provide advice and training for users in their equipment, including powered wheelchair training. We provide specialist seating for those with complex needs and run a monthly custom made seating clinics. We also provide specialist pressure relief care.

Wheelchairs are issued from the department for patients on the wards and in community hospitals who require wheelchairs for prompt discharge.

The wheelchairs are provided on a loan agreement that should the chair no longer be required, it will be returned to the wheelchair clinic.

Our Staff

Manager: Paul Gent

Paediatric Specialist Occupational Therapist: Louise Phillips

Occupational Therapy Technician: Nathan Laws

Rehabilitation Engineer: Mike Gibbard

Administrators: Sean Iremonger and Carolyn Mollett

Our staff are experienced in the assessment and provision of wheelchairs; keeping up to date on evidence based practice by attending regular product awareness training sessions as well as the annual posture and mobility group meeting.

Useful Contacts

West Berkshire Wheelchair Service
Battle Block Outpatients & Therapies
Level 1, Battle Block
Royal Berkshire Hospital
London Road
Reading
RG1 5AN

0118 322 6706 or
0118 322 7017

Fax: 0118 322 7972

  • CONTACT DETAILS:

    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
    London Road,
    Reading,
    RG1 5AN
    Email us
    Tel: 0118 322 5111