Wheelchair service

This is an unusual service working within both the social and medical models. We assess children and adults of all ages with long term and complex needs and liaise with many other services. Our team consists of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, technical instructors and rehabilitation engineering staff, supported by administrators. The wheelchair service works within agreed criteria.

Following assessment, equipment may be provided including:

  • manual wheelchairs
  • specialist children’s buggies
  • powered wheelchairs for indoor and indoor/outdoor independent use
  • wheelchair accessories
  • wheelchair cushions
  • supportive seating systems for wheelchairs

Our wheelchair service is available to patients registered with GPs in Basildon, Billericay, Wickford and Thurrock.

The provision of powered wheelchairs would not be considered for patients who are able to walk or self propel a manual wheelchair indoors. Please note: the provision of powered wheelchairs for outdoor use, and the provision of electric scooters are
both outside the remit of the wheelchair service

Patient information

Contact our service in Basildon, Billericay, Wickford and Thurrock

Thurrock Community Hospital
Long Lane
RM16 2PX

Tel: 01375 364455
Email: swecswheelchairservices@nhs.net
Opening times: 9am to 4.30pm


Referrals will be accepted from exisiting patients via self referral using the number below. New patients can refer via GPs, occupational therapists or physiotherapists using the wheelchair service referral form posted to the address below.