Mobility and Specialised Rehabilitation Centre (Wheelchair and Seating Service)
What is the service all about?
The Mobility and Specialised Rehabilitation Centre (M&SRC) provides manual and powered wheelchairs including special accessories and bespoke seating for patients with a permanent mobility issue.
The primary aim of the service is to enable or increase mobility - either independently or assisted depending on the level of a user's ability.
There are no age constraints - this is a whole of life service. All wheelchairs and equipment provided are classed as a "long term loan" and remain the property of the NHS.
Where is the service based?
We currently have a main wheelchair and seating clinic in Sheffield based at Northern General Hospital, and a term time clinic at Greenacre School in Barnsley for those with special educational needs.
We can also visit the patient at the home address if required.
Northern General Hospital
How do I access the service?
Any child or young person with a long term condition (over 6 months) that prevents or severely restricts mobility can access this service.
Children and young people are referred to this service from Sheffield, Barnsley and Bassetlaw Health Authorities. The service is commissioned to provide basic 'mobility aids' (though that can also include specialist accessories).
If you already have a wheelchair from us, or you have previously been seen by our clinicians, you may be able to re-refer yourself without your GP or other healthcare professional having to submit another referral. In these situations, please ring our admin team on 0114 2715807.
Where can I find out more?
To find out more about this service please click here.
Who to contact
- 0114 2715807
Where to go
- Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Mobility and Specialised Rehabilitation Centre
Northern General Hospital
- S5 7AU
Non educational providers Local Offer Response
- What outcomes does your service aim to achieve for children and young people with special educational needs and disability and their families?
Increased mobility - either independent or assisted depending on level of ability
- How accessible is the service and facilities for those with a disability
Specialist mobility unit based at the Northern General Hospital with a dedicated children's play area and a quiet children's assessment room if needed.
- Future developments
The main service improvements (currently underdevelopment at this time) are:-
- Introduction of on-line access to service infomation (patient and professional access)
- Increasing prescriber training and awareness
- Introducing technology to help speed up assessments
- Possible increase in specialist clinics at Greenacre School