Domiciliary Equipment ServiceDomiciliary Equipment Service
- Training and Information Sessions
- Supply of Equipment
- Wheelchair and Seating Service
- Supply of Home Modifications
- Delivery and Installation
- Follow Up and Review
- Collections and Returns
Accessing the Service - DHS Equipment Program Clients
A primary clinician (from a community service) will complete an initial assessment and if a need for a wheelchair or seating is identified, a request for an appointment with the Wheelchair and Seating Service (WSS) can be made. This is done using a prescription form, identifying what equipment or modification is needed and an indication that a Wheelchair and seating service appointment is requested.
- Wheelchair Initial Specification Form (DOC 1.7 MB)
- Equipment Request form - DHS Equipment Program (DOCX 206.9 KB)
- Accessing a Wheelchair and Seating Service (DOC 388.5 KB)
- How to complete the scooter and wheelchair specification form (DOC 120.0 KB)
- Choosing a Wheelchair from the contracted range (DOCX 102.0 KB)
When resources are available, contact will then be made with your primary clinician to arrange an appointment. Once coordinated, we will send you a letter before your appointment, with details of how to locate the service, including a map with available car parking.
Prior to attendance at an appointment, it is an expectation that your primary clinician has completed a thorough assessment of goals and needs, function, and the home environment. Therefore, it is important that your primary clinician attends the appointment with as much relevant information as possible.
An assessment form can be used as a supporting document to ensure all areas of the initial assessment have been covered:
- Wheelchair Initial Assessment Form (DOC 1.1 MB)
- Plinth (MAT) Assessment Form (PDF 1.4 MB)
- Wheelchair and Plinth Mat Assessment Clinical Considerations for Prescribers (DOC 180.0 KB)
- Indicators for medical clearance of powered mobility devices (DOC 136.0 KB)
- Mobile Shower Commode Chair Assessment Form (DOCX 532.3 KB)
Once you take the new seating and/or mobility device home for trial, it is the responsibility of your primary therapist to follow up with you and feedback to the WSS if further follow up is required or if the referral can be closed.