Report on wheelchair services in Kirklees and Calderdale published

NHS North Kirklees CCG has published an independent report on wheelchair (posture and mobility) services in Calderdale and Kirklees.

Produced by PCAN, a Kirklees-based charity supporting parents and carers of children with additional needs, and commissioned by NHS Calderdale, NHS Greater Huddersfield and NHS North Kirklees CCGs, the report gathers the views of over 450 wheelchair users and their families, schools, community groups and care professionals.

The information gathered in the report will be used to make improvements to the current NHS Posture and Mobility service across these areas, and in developing plans for a new service to be implemented from 1 October 2019.

Dr Farrukh Javid, Clinical Lead for Posture and Mobility Services in Calderdale and Kirklees, said: “We’ve been working in partnership with the voluntary and community sector to engage people who use wheelchair services in Calderdale and Kirklees over the past 12 months.

This report represents a major step in shaping the service we provide for people using the NHS wheelchair service in our areas, and I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved so far.

The CCGs have invested in the service and worked closely with Opcare, the service provider, to reduce waiting lists and ensure we get the right equipment to our service users. Now we plan to use these findings to prepare for the future, and build a service that supports its users in living their lives, some of which are among the most vulnerable people in our society.”

Calderdale, Greater Huddersfield and North Kirklees CCGs would like your continued help to design a posture and mobility (wheelchair) service for Calderdale and Kirklees. We would like to invite service users, families and carers  to a workshop on Wednesday 24 October 2018

Registration from 10:00 am

Workshop takes place between 10:30 – 2:30pm

Thank you to all of you who have been involved in our most recent engagement. The report of findings is now published, and can be found here: https://www.northkirkleesccg.nhs.uk/news/report-on-wheelchair-services-in-kirklees-and-calderdale-published/

The CCGs have now considered all responses received and would like to encourage people who use posture and mobility (wheelchair) services, including families and carers, to continue working with the CCGs to design the service specification.

If you feel you can help then please let us know by registering your interest. The workshop will be held The Holiday Inn in Brighouse, and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Places will be limited to 25 people and we are taking care to ensure that people from Calderdale and Kirklees and a mix of wheelchair service users, families, carers take part to help us get this right. This will be our last event before the service specification is developed.   Once you have registered your interest we will confirm by email if you have a place at the workshop.

If you would like to register your interest in being involved please register online at: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Wheelchair2410/

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