see also Gateshead Wheelchair Services
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
Gateshead Equipment Services (GES) provides disability equipment and assessments for people who are ordinarily resident in Gateshead or who are registered with a Gateshead GP.
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.
Gateshead Equipment Services is based at:
Team Valley Trading Estate
Telephone: 0191 4971599
Fax: 0191 443 4413
see also Gateshead Equipment Services
The Gateshead Wheelchair Service provides manual and powered wheelchairs, buggies and specialist seating services to children and adults with mobility problems.
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.
Who is the service for?
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.
Address: Gateshead Wheelchair Service, Gateshead Equipment Services, Queens Park, Queensway North, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead. NE11 0QD
Telephone: 0191 4971599, Option 3.
For repairs please contact Ross Care on 0191 4155151
If you wish to hire a wheelchair, you can contact The Red Cross on 0191 5108753.
Gateshead Equipment Services, Gateshead, 0191 4971599