In partnership with the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore), QEF held a pilot spinal injury mobility assessment clinic in September. The aim of the trial was to see how many assessments could be effectively delivered in the time available and to understand the individual requirements more clearly.
3 clients travelled to Carshalton for the day and each received 3 assessments which included:
– Tryb4uFly to establish what support would be needed for each person to be able to travel by air safely and in comfort,
– Accessing a wheelchair accessible vehicle
– Exploring a hi-tech vehicle for people with limited movement
It was a long day as there was travelling time as well, but it was a successful day with great feedback from the clients, who were reassured that it was possible to travel by air and to explore driving.
We are now exploring how to develop this assessment clinic with specialist spinal centres across the South East, so more people can benefit from expert support to be as independently mobile as possible.
Mobility assessments for spinal injury clients can also be booked directly with the Mobility Services team. Contact them on 020 8770 1151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org