If you require a wheelchair you can be referred to the wheelchair service by your GP, District Nurse or any Allied Health Professional.
Please see the Westmarc website for their referral criteria.
Westmarc run wheelchair clinics locally at Stirling Community Hospital 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 youmay 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, Tynedrum, 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
If you require a wheelchair for a short term loan only, for example from a condition that will improve such as a broken bone, you may contact:
The Red Cross
The opening times are Tue, Wed and Thurs 10am-1pm.
There is no charge but they ask for a donation.
Falkirk – 01324 630500
Stirling – 01786 449606
There is charge of £1 a day.