The aim of the wheelchair service is to provide high quality assessment and provision of wheel chair equipment, postural management and pressure relief cushioning to children and adults within the following clinical commissioning groups in South Staffordshire:
Stafford & surrounds.
South East Staffordshire.
The service will provide assessment and education based at home, within clinical settings or within venues agreed by the service users.
The key objectives of this service are:
— High patient, carer and referrer satisfaction,
— The patient will be provided with the necessary and appropriate equipment to meet their clinical needs,
— Referral to assessment (urgent), 2 weeks,
— Receipt of referral to assessment (standard), 6 weeks,
— Deliver the service within the 18 week referral to treatment standard pathway,
— Prevent hospital admission and facilitate early discharge,
— Maximise or maintain function and quality of life of all patients,
— All assessed provision is recorded and accessible for audit as required,
— Provision of patient/carer education.
Further information about the South Staffordshire wheelchair services procurement will be available in the Memorandum of Information (MOI) which will set out the scope and objectives of the procurement together with details of how to complete the invitation to tender documents (ITT). The intention is to publish the ITT on 18.1.2012 via the HCS bravo e-tendering solution.
Submission of expression of interest.
Bidders are invited to express an interest in providing this service by e-mail to Beverley Thomas, no later than 17.1.2012. The following information must be stated in the e-mail: