Regional Review of Assistive Technology Services Survey

11th October 2022

The Department of Health are undertaking a review of the various assistive technology services provided by the Trusts in Northern Ireland.

The Review will focus on the following areas:

  • Community Equipment Services- items procured and issued from central stores e.g. profiling beds, mobile hoists, commodes etc.
  • Homelifts/Overhead tracking hoists
  • Minor Adaptations
  • Electronic Assistive Technology-Telecare and Environmental Control Systems
  • Wheelchair Services

The purpose of the Review is to look at how services are currently provided, where inconsistencies may exist between Trusts and identify areas where improvements can be made, both now and in the future. It is proposed to carry out the Review using a phased approach.
In phase one the focus will be on:

  • service delivery alignment with current and future policy and strategic direction
  • establishing current practices in relation to funding and planning/commissioning processes
  • governance/management structures in place to manage services
  • service user experience of accessing services

The Review will be overseen by a Project Steering Group, chaired by Professor Suzanne Martin, Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, Department of Health.

To improve our understanding of peoples lived experience of accessing and using these services we would ask you to complete the following survey before Friday 18th November 2022.

Should you require this survey in an alternative format that will help assist with completion, please contact us at one of the emails below.  Alternatively we are also happy to facilitate individual face to face or telephone conversations to hear your views.

  • Shane.elliott@health-ni.gov.uk
  • Laura.Murphy@health-ni.gov.uk

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