Referrals for assessments are received into the service from Adult Social Care Direct, Community Based Services staff at Gateshead Council and through Healthcare professionals.
Referrals may be made by Health and Social Care professionals who hold a GES Personal Identification Number (PIN). Referrals can also be received from NHS organisations, out of the area, where residents of Gateshead have chosen these organisations as their preferred provider of treatment.
The aims of the service are to:
Gateshead Equipment Services recycles and redistributes around £2.6m worth of equipment every year. If you have equipment that is no longer required please contact us to arrange free collection.
Call 0191 497 1599
Email email@example.com providing details of items to be collected and a contact number for us to arrange collection. If you prefer you can drop off equipment to our warehouse in Team Valley Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4:30pm
Gateshead Equipment Services is based at:
Team Valley Trading Estate
Specialist Occupational Therapist: Janet Tulip: 0191 497 1599 firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinical Lead: Mark Evans: 0191 497 1599 email@example.com
Matron: Clare Anderson: 0191 283 1916 firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Manager: David Newell: 0191 283 1432 email@example.com
The overall aim of the service is to increase an individual’s mobility, independence and quality of life.
At the wheelchair assessment an individual’s lifestyle needs are taken into consideration along with their medical conditions and the most appropriate equipment for their needs is provided.
If an individual wishes to choose an alternative wheelchair, we offer a voucher scheme, to enable them to purchase a wheelchair of their choice.
Wheelchairs provided by the service are maintained and repaired by Ross Care.
The service is for children and adults who are registered with a Gateshead GP who have a permanent disability affecting their mobility.
The Wheelchair service is not suitable for people who require outdoor-only powered mobility, or those who are living in a nursing home / residential home and require a wheelchair for transit use only.
We accept referrals from GPs and other health or social care professionals. Patients already known to the service are able to re-refer themselves via phone, post or email.
Following a referral, we will notify you of your appointment by letter or telephone. If the date and/or time is not convenient, please contact us and we will rearrange it for a more suitable time.
Patients’ relatives, carers or therapists are very welcome to attend the clinic as this is often useful when patients find it difficult to communicate.
Telephone: 0191 497 1599, Option 2.
For repairs please contact Ross Care on 0191 4155151
Address: Gateshead Wheelchair Service, Gateshead Equipment Services, Queens Park, Queensway North, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead. NE11 0QD
Occupational Therapist: Shannen Donaghey: 0191 497 1599 option 2 firstname.lastname@example.org
Matron: Clare Anderson 0191 283 1916 email@example.com
Business Manager: David Newell 0191 283 1432 firstname.lastname@example.org