Mobility equipment company AJM Healthcare has been awarded a contract to provide an integrated wheelchair service for NHS patients in North East London.
The new service is designed to deliver a safe, effective, responsive and integrated service to meet the needs of service users and is available to residents registered with a GP within the three CCG areas of Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.
Patients referred to the service receive a full holistic assessment by occupational therapists and rehabilitation engineers through close working with health and social care professionals. Specialist services such as postural seating solutions are available for complex cases. Urgent care pathways and flexible and proactive services for those children and adults with rapidly deteriorating conditions.
AJM Healthcare will also provide a full modification, repair and maintenance service.
The service will aim to form an important part of keeping people living as independently as possible. The timely provision of wheelchair equipment is important to help people improve their mobility or perform daily living tasks, the company said.
AJM’s managing director Mark Perress commented on the new tender: “Another fully integrated service to add to the portfolio of modern NHS wheelchair services, and a great new facility for the residents of North East London. For us at AJM, this award demonstrates our plan for steady sustainable growth as well as acceptance that our clinical care, logistics and engineering services are market leading.”
In October AJM successfully bid for a similar wheelchair service contract with Milton Keynes CCG, bringing the number of customers it serves each year to over 85,000.
The following month AMP reported that MyHealth Mobility, the retail arm of AJM Healthcare, was closing its stores in Bexhill and Eastbourne, marking its exit from bricks-and-mortar shops for now.
The East Sussex company confirmed that the move is so that MyHealth can concentrate on its online sales and the expansion of its servicing, providing maintenance contracts to businesses and private individuals for items such as hoists, wheelchairs and beds.