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    PLEASE HELP

    I broke my knee last week and have been waiting for the good old NHS to give me a wheelchair so that I can get out and about. Seems pretty simple? Not at all. Its proven to be a complete nightmare. I have been passed from pillar to post on my quest for mobility!!

    If there is anyone out there in the Harworth, Tickhill,Bawtry, Doncaster, Retford, Worksop areas that can help me by loaning a wheelchair to me for 6-7 weeks, I would be eternally grateful.

    Many thanks in advance

    7 Comments

    wrong place mate

    Does your local authority not have a specific team for this? I work for ICES team for my local authority and we specialise in loaning out wheelchairs and other equipment, so im just wondering whether theres not a team like mine where you live? Look for the Community Equipment Services and see if they have one in your town x

    buy one off ebay.

    Original Poster

    Yes theres one called SPA but there is a 3 week waiting list and then youre not guarenteed one

    I have been looking on Ebay as well

    Grandson broke his leg a few ago my daughter has loaned one from red cross for a donation hope this helps and your knee heels quick

    missgem

    Does your local authority not have a specific team for this? I work for … Does your local authority not have a specific team for this? I work for ICES team for my local authority and we specialise in loaning out wheelchairs and other equipment, so im just wondering whether theres not a team like mine where you live? Look for the Community Equipment Services and see if they have one in your town x


    I tore a calf muscle a couple of years ago and couldn't walk for a month or so. My GP gave me the phone no. of our local mobility equipment centre and they rented me a wheelchair for £5 a week. If there is no community equipment service like the one missgem refers to could you ask someone at your health centre or CAB to see if there is a local facility.

    Original Poster

    Thanks patience. I have contacted the red cross who need a £20 deposit and a donation, or a local charity that hires them out for £5 per week

    Thanks for the help
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