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Calderdale And Kirklees Wheelchair Service

Calderdale & Kirklees Wheelchair ServiceProviding Wheelchair Assessment, Service and Repair for Calderdale, North Kirklees and Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning areas.

This includes; Huddersfield, Halifax, Batley, Dewsbury, Brighouse, Elland, Holmfirth and Todmorden.

 

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Calderdale & Kirklees Wheelchair Service has introduced a new service to make requesting your wheelchair repair easier than ever before. Patients who require a repair can now simply email the service directly with their request. You can even help us resolve your issue more quickly by sending us a photo or video of the repair.

Please be sure to include your name in the email so that we can identify your records.

Send your repair requests to: repairmywheelchair-elland@rosscare.co.uk

 

 

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Please be advised that due to the current situation with the Coronavirus we are prioritising urgent cases and hospital discharges. We have clinical and admin staff on site to continue to deliver the service. Our repair service is currently open for urgent repairs, however, prior to any repair being undertaken our staff will respectfully ask a few health-related questions, this is to protect the engineer and you the patient.

Health professionals, please continue to refer to the service in the usual manner and all referrals will be screened and patients contacted.

If you have got a pre-booked appointment we will be in contact to determine your current situation.

Also, we ask that any patients who have developed a new cough and/or fever to stay away from the clinical centre and self-isolate for 7 days as Government guidance - if in this 7 days you get worse, then please contact 111.

 

 

Contact

Tel: 01422 312 729

Email: cabsl.calderdale.kirkleeswheelchairs@nhs.net

Calderdale and Kirklees Wheelchair Service at Elland Ross Care-1 c

Location

Address:
Calderdale & Kirklees Wheelchair Services
Unit G7, Navigation Close
Lowfields Business Park
Elland,
HX5 9HB

 

Opening Times

Monday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Wheelchair Assessment Services Information & FAQs

What do I do if my wheelchair doesn’t meet my needs anymore and is uncomfortable?

Please contact the Wheelchair Services on 01422 312 729 and indicate to us that you wish for reassessment as your needs have changed.

If I have to go for an assessment, can I get help with transport to the Wheelchair Service if I do not have access to a car?

We are not in a position to provide transportation, however we can pass on details of local transport services.

Mount Taxis frequently provide transport service to the Wheelchair Service and can be contacted on: 01484 515 006.

You can view local bus services and stops here.

Will I be shown how to use equipment?

When equipment is delivered it will be demonstrated to the patient. Any prescribed accessories will be fitted by Ross Care.

Do you provide power packs?

We do not provide power packs, however, we may consider compatible power packs to be fitted. Please contact us to discuss this further. In the event that a power pack is deemed appropriate, they can be purchased from Ross Care. Find out more information on upgrading your wheelchair in the Personal Wheelchair Budget section of this leaflet.

Can I take my wheelchair on holiday?

Yes, if it is covered by your holiday or home insurance. If your holiday company request the weight of your wheelchair it is detailed on the manufacturers label located on the frame.

How do I return equipment that is no longer needed?

Please make contact with us, selecting the option for Ross Care, will arrange a date for collection.

Approved Repairer Services Information & FAQs

How do I request a repair to my manual, or powered wheelchair?

Call Ross Care on 01422 312 729. Home appointments will be planned dependent on requirements.

What are the service standards that I should expect from the approved repairer – i.e. how long it should take for a repair?

We will make an appointment to attend your location for a repair within 5 days. Acquiring replacement parts for some complex chairs may require completion to take a little longer.

Is there an annual maintenance check for powered wheelchairs supplied by the NHS? Who arranges the annual check?

Yes, you will be contacted by Ross Care to arrange this. The inspection is designed to ensure your chair is kept in good, safe, working condition.

What happens when my wheelchair breaks down or develops a fault when I am out of area e.g. on holiday?

There is a shared arrangement across the country that the repairer in the area where you are on holiday will repair the chair. Contact your local service for assistance. If abroad please contact Ross Care on your return to arrange repairs.

What do I do when my wheelchair breaks down in an emergency situation e.g. when out shopping or in a country lane and I am effectively stranded?

Please be aware that the conditions of loan are that you are responsible for getting yourself and your wheelchair home. In this situation we are unable to provide an emergency service. Where a repair is deemed to be an emergency Ross Care will respond within 24 hours. When a call is made outside normal working hours, Ross Care will ring back within the hour and agree appropriate action with the patient.

Can I take my indoor/outdoor powered wheelchair on the road, as opposed to
the pavement or path?

The wheelchair should only be driven on the road when there is no alternative. It is meant to be a pavement vehicle.

Do I need public liability insurance for indoor / outdoor powered wheelchairs? Should I take this out myself?

Taking out insurance is not mandatory but is a sensible precaution. Insurance can be facilitated via Ross Care if desired.

Can I request a repair during evenings and weekends?

The Approved Repairs Service standard hours of operation are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, however an out of hours emergency service is also in operation, call 0746 467 7887.

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