NHS Voucher Scheme
We are approved suppliers of wheelchairs and powerchairs to NHS clients.
If you are in receipt of a voucher and want to use it to part-fund your own wheelchair or powerchair of choice we can help.
If you haven't yet been referred please scroll down to learn more about the process.
How Does It Work?
The NHS Wheelchair Services in Kent is run by a Private Company called Millbrook Healthcare who are commissioned by the NHS to fulfill the wheelchair contract.
Millbrook Healthcare and the NHS have a strict eligibility criteria to help determine whether someone is eligible for a wheelchair or powerchair, and if so, what type of wheelchair or powerchair.
Millbrook and Cinque Ports Healthcare work closely to ensure you get the correct product which meets your clinical needs both now and in the future.
Keep reading to learn more about the application process
The Application Process
Step 1: Be referred to Millbrook. This has to be done by a healthcare professional suchas your GP, OT or Physiotherapist. For the referral forms please click here.
Step 2: Be seen by a therapist from the wheelchair service who will discuss your requirements with you and perform an assessment.
Step 3: If eligible for equipment you must choose whether to accept the NHS wheelchair or powerchair. If you want to upgrade the equipment or want to own it yourself you should pick the Voucher Option.
Step 4: Once you have chosen the Voucher Option please book an appointment with us so we can review your assessment notes and begin looking at your new equipment.
Why Go Private?
The majority of clients needing equipment from the wheelchair services will be very happy with the equipment on offer. Most importantly too it comes without a cost. So why would you want to go private?
The simple answer is because it gives you greater choice. To give you an example - if you are eligible for an active wheelchair you will be offered the choice of a Sunrise Medical Argon or the Invacare Kuschall. If you're hoping to get a lighter wheelchair you'll need to convert the cost of the Argon into a voucher and apply that against a privately funded wheelchair.
Not only do you get greater choice but all ongoing support will be provided by us too. This means a more personal service and a fast end to end process.
To get equipment privately it is likely you'll need to 'top up' the voucher. One of the easiest ways to access expensive equipment is to combine the voucher with personal funds, charitable support and/ or using existing benefits to spread the cost out.