Opcare provides posture and mobility services including the provision of wheelchairs, specialist wheelchair seating and pressure relieving cushions, along with associated services such as the repair and maintenance of wheelchairs.
We have worked closely with the NHS and service users to develop and design a service capable of meeting the ever changing needs of patients. We are committed to providing a high quality, user focussed and seamless service. We also have state of the art scanning and manufacturing capabilities with the latest robot carving technology to support the design and manufacture of custom contoured seating.
Clients need to fulfil the NHS eligibility criteria for this service and will need an initial referral from a healthcare professional such as GP, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Nurse or Consultant.
Where appropriate, a full assessment of physical, social and practical needs will be carried out by our trained specialists who will help to clarify the client’s objectives and the options available.
Whenever possible Opcare work in partnership with local CCG’s to offer wheelchair vouchers to help extend client choice. Essentially, a voucher is given to the patient with a monetary value equivalent to the cost of the wheelchair that would have been provided by the NHS. The voucher can then be used to purchase a wheelchair directly from the patient’s preferred supplier. Please contact your local Opcare Posture and mobility service for more information regarding the voucher scheme that may be in operation.
We understand how fundamental our service can be to clients, and we focus on continual improvement and exceeding each patient’s expectations.