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Queen Mary's Hospital Roehampton Wheelchair Service

The service provides wheelchairs, buggies, pressure distributing cushions and associated special seating for people of all ages with a permanent disability affecting their ability to walk. It is an ‘open access’ service and registered clients can contact therapists for information and advice as necessary. The Wheelchair Service based at Queen Mary's is for people registered with GPs in Wandsworth, Richmond, Kingston and Spelthorne.

Address:
Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton Lane, London, SW15 5PN
Area serviced:
Local
Contact name:
Emma Wakeling
Job title:
Team Leader
Telephone:
020 8487 6084/5
Fax:
020 8487 6186
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm
Sector:
Public

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Disability, according to the World Health Organization, is "...an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.
One of the ways to get a wheelchair is through the National Health Service (NHS) Wheelchair Service. This includes an assessment to make sure your needs are met. Wheelchairs can be manual or powered. You may be able get a wheelchairs from some of these organisations for short-term hire.