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Mayor Visits NHS Wheelchair Centre and Independent Living Centre

Wirral’s Mayor Councilor Moira McLaughlin visited the Wirral Community NHS Trust’s Wheelchair and Independent Living Centre in Birkenheadon 29th March 2012 to find out how the professional team there assess and provide help and support to carers and patients with mobility problems.

 

The Mayor, herself a former nurse, was introduced to staff and patients attending the clinic and representatives of the Wheelchair Service User Group. She was given a tour of the centre which supplies and adapts over 1,300 wheelchairs to patients each year. The team, which includes physiotherapists and occupational therapists, provide comprehensive assessments for people with permanent mobility problems and supplies them with a bespoke wheelchair to meet their clinical need as well as offering a repair and maintenance service.

 

She also took the time to examine some of the hundreds of pieces of equipment at the Independent Living Centre, designed to help people remain independent within their own home. The centre offers free, impartial advice and information about what’s available as well as the opportunity to try and test products.

 

Councillor McLaughlin said “This is a fantastic resource for the community and the dedication and commitment of the staff to help patients maintain their independence was evident from the feedback I heard from all the patients.”

  

To find out more call Helen Norris on 0151 514 2888 (ext 1534) www.wirralct.nhs.uk

  

Mayor Visits Wheelchair Centre

 

Wirral’s Mayor Councilor Moira McLaughlin (centre) visiting the Wirral Community NHS Trust’s Wheelchair and Independent Living Centre with John South, Wirral Community Trust Chief Executive (far left) and Mr Tann, Chair of the WCT Wheelchair User Group and Cheryl Probbing, member of the WCT Wheelchair User Group.

Last Updated: Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:15

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