COVID-19 service update: referrals will be progressed based on priority.
There may be a delay in being seen or receiving equipment.
Thank you for your understanding at this time.1
Dorset Wheelchair Service provides mobility equipment to residents of all ages who have a GP in Dorset. Those clients must have a long term need for a wheelchair to increase their mobility and independence.
Every client will be assessed indiviudally by the service or an accredited professional in line with the eligibility criteria. Where appropriate, an individual will be supplied with a wheelchair/buggy from within our NHS approved range.
If an eligible client chooses to purchase outside of our approved NHS range, there is a voucher scheme whereby clients can top up the funding approved by the service.
Chairs are adapted if necessary to meet an individual’s specific needs and appropriate seating is prescribed and provided. This particularly applies to children, whose equipment must allow for growth and any individual postural needs.
More information is available on the wheelchair webpage
Where to access the service:
St Leonards Hospital,
If using sat nav please use Postcode BH24 2RR
Disabled Access: Yes
Open Hours: Monday to Friday 08:00 to 17:00
We have an answerphone service for messages between 12.30pm – 1.30pm