If you require a wheelchair you can be referred to the wheelchair service by your GP, District Nurse or any Allied Health Professional.
Westmarc run wheelchair clinics locally at Stirling Health & Care Village for people in Forth Valley who have been referred into their service. Manual and powered wheelchair clinics take place twice a month. There are also special seating clinics run by a bioengineer twice a month for people who have complex seating issues.
If your wheelchair requires a repair contact Westmarc 0844 811 3001.
If your wheelchair requires changes or it is not meeting your needs you can contact Westmarc directly. If you have contact with a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist you may wish to discuss issues with them.
Areas Not Covered
It should be noted that some areas in the north of Forth Valley are not covered by Westmarc. They include Dunblane, Doune, Callander, Strathyre, Killin, Crianlarich, Tyndrum, Thornhill, Port of Menteith and Aberfoyle.
The above areas are covered by the Wheelchair Service at the TORT Centre (Tayside Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centre) in Dundee. 013824 96299 or 01324 496300.
Short Term Use
You can receive a short-term wheelchair upon referral to the Joint Loan Equipment Service. You will be eligible to borrow a wheelchair if one of the following applies:
- You are unable to stand and/or walk while recovering from surgery, injury, or illness.
- You are receiving end-of-life care and a wheelchair would improve your quality of life.
- You have been referred to your local Regional Wheelchair Service (WestMARC, TORT, or SMART) to receive a permanent wheelchair and a short-term loan of a transit wheelchair will allow you to be discharged from hospital.
To receive a referral to the Joint Loan Equipment Service, speak to your GP, nurse, occupational therapist, or physiotherapist. For more information about the service, contact JLES on 01324 506070.
If none of the above circumstances apply (for example if you need a wheelchair for social reasons or for going on holiday), you can hire a wheelchair. Shopmobility in Falkirk and Stirling offer this service for a small charge. Contact Shopmobility for more details on:
Falkirk – 01324 630500 or
Stirling – 01786 449606