Wheelchair Clinic - NHS

In general, wheelchair services are available to people of all ages who have a long-term need for mobility help. However, the specific criteria for whether you're eligible are decided locally and will vary depending on where you live. 

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.

The wheelchair voucher scheme was introduced to allow disabled people more choice by upgrading wheelchair equipment normally issued by the NHS. Where the scheme is available, the NHS puts a contribution towards a higher specification wheelchair.  Anyone who is registered with a West Berkshire GP surgery who has a permanent need for a wheelchair, and has been known to the West Berkshire Wheelchair Clinic for six months may apply for a voucher. To find out if you are eligible, or to discuss further, please telephone 0118 322 6706.

It is unlikely an NHS Wheelchair Service will be able to provide equipment on a temporary loan.   The British Red Cross loan wheelchairs.

Who to contact

Telephone
0118 322 6706 or 0118 322 7017 between the hours of 8:00am and 12.30pm
Website
Royal Berkshire Hospital Wheelchair Clinic

Where to go

Name
West Berkshire Wheelchair Clinic, Royal Berkshire Hospital
Address
London Road
Reading
Postcode
RG1 5AN

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
Referral Details

Referrals must be completed by a Consultant, GP or registered Health Care Professional.  We do not accept self-referrals.

Eligibility Criteria:  The wheelchair service will only provide wheelchairs to users who are unable to mobilise and who require the wheelchair indoors.  We do not provide wheelchairs for outdoor use only or for portering in nursing/residential homes.  We only provide wheelchairs to temporary users in exceptional circumstances. Clients must have a GP in Berkshire West.

Electric wheelchairs may be provided to clients who are unable to walk or self propel indoors and can operate the electric wheelchair safely and independently themselves.  We are not commissioned to provide electric wheelchairs for outdoor use only which may be available via the Motability scheme

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