Wheelchair Services

While everyone is entitled to request a government-funded wheelchair assessment there are eligibility criteria (ACC or MOH) and long waiting lists. If you don’t meet the criteria, want something else beyond your funded wheelchair, or can’t afford to wait then it is possible to privately purchase wheelchairs directly from suppliers.

Whole Support Services can assist you to find the right solution.

The benefits of using Whole Support Services to assist your wheelchair purchase include:

  • An efficient service that cuts through all the options on the market to present only those that will meet your needs most cost-effectively.
  • You get a well-fitted, comfortable chair and seating system that will improve your mobility in the environments that matter to you and prevent pressure sores and postural deformities from developing.
  • Wheelchair training will ensure that you gain the confidence and independence to use your wheelchair to its full capacity.

The assessment has three independent parts. The first part is the assessment, the second part is the trials and purchase and the third part is training.

Having the first part does not commit you to proceed with the second part, nor the second to the third. Ongoing reviews are also available if you have a degenerative condition and your needs may change.