Coronavirus Covid-19 update
Community Equipment stores extend opening hours
From Wednesday 8 April, Bridgewater’s Community Equipment stores will be extending its opening hours to provide a seven day a week service.
The department will be available from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
The move will provide further resilience and support to services facilitating patient discharge from hospital back into the community. This will increase the availability of hospital beds during the Covid-19 outbreak, easing the pressure on hospitals.
Warrington Integrated Community Equipment Service provides an equipment service to the people of Warrington to support independent living.
The service encompasses admin, procurement, delivery, collection, decontamination, maintenance, repair and storage facilities.
The service provides equipment within seven days of assessment to all ages/client groups to enable patients to live independently within their own home/residence.
It supports early discharge into the community from hospital and admission avoidance schemes.
The Integrated Community Equipment Service allows carers to continue with their role and minimises moving and handling risks to patient, carers and staff.
Who can access the service?
The service is available to patients of any age who have a Warrington GP and reside within the Warrington borough.
How can people access the service?
Referrals are via health or social care professionals including:
- District Nurses
- Occupational Therapists
- Specialist Nurses
- Community Matrons
- Social Workers
- Council Community Care Workers
- and Hospital Nurses.
Where is the service offered?
The service delivers equipment to patient homes or clinics.
The Service is based at:
Warrington Integrated Community Equipment Service
226 Europa Boulevard
Tel: 01925 946000
Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm (closed bank holidays).