Wheelchair service

You can get a wheelchair through the NHS wheelchair service.

You will be referred to the service by a hospital, doctor, consultant or occupational therapist. Before you can be offered a wheelchair, you’ll have to undergo an assessment. This will determine if you're eligible and, if so, what type of mobility equipment is most appropriate. The assessment is normally carried out at NHS wheelchair services centres or clinics.

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Redbridge wheelchair service

Redbridge wheelchair service provides and maintains wheelchairs for adults or children unable to walk or who have a permanent disability which affects their walking. The service will not treat anyone with a temporary disability which stops them walking. They will support you with your clinical needs and provide you with a wheelchair and postural support seating that’s right for you, as well as support you with maintenance and periodic reviews to see how you are getting on.

The service is provided by AJM Healthcare. You must be referred by a healthcare professional, such as a GP, nurse or physiotherapist to access the service.

They run clinics from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm at:

  • Hainault Health Centre, Manford Way, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 4DF
  • Loxford Polyclinic, 417 Ilford Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG1 2SN

Please call 0808 169 1040 for all enquiries and for emergency repair. Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm. Emergency repair service will operate Monday to Friday, 7.00am to 8.30am and 5.30pm to 11.00pm and weekends and bank holiday, 7.00am to 11.00pm  

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