News and Notices

New Provider for the Derbyshire Wheelchair Service

From 14 January 2019, we will no longer be the provider for the Wheelchair Service for Derbyshire.

Commissioners have retendered for the provision of wheelchair services across Derbyshire. This will consolidate provision of both adult and children’s services under a single provider and the contract was awarded to AJM Healthcare. The service will transfer from DCHS to AJM healthcare on 14 January 2019.

DCHS are working closely with AJM Healthcare and commissioners to support a smooth transition of services. As part of those arrangements, existing DCHS staff will transfer to AJM, who will continue to provide clinical bases in both the north and south of the county. All service users have been written to jointly by DCHS and AJM to let them know.

DCHS will continue to be the main contact point until 13 January 2019 and can be contacted on T: 01332 287057 or via E:: wheelchairservice.derbyshire@nhs.net

AJM Healthcare will then take over the running of the service, but not until 14 January 2019.

 

For future reference the new provider’s contact details are as follows:

 

AJM Healthcare

Alfreton Road

Derby

DE21 4AQ

Tel: 0808 169 8747

Fax: 0808 169 8757

Email: derbyshire@ajmhealthcare.org

 

The telephone number for the new service is 0808 169 8747. Please use this number for all enquires including out-of-hours emergency repairs.

 

The core opening hours are: 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.

 

The emergency repair service will operate from 7am to 8:30am and 5:30pm to 11pm on weekdays.

  

Weekend emergency cover will operate from 7am to 11pm, inclusive of bank holidays.