Regional Review of Assistive Technology Services26th July 2022
The Department of Health are taking forward a Regional Review of Assistive Technology Services. As part of the Review they are keen to hear from service users with lived experience of accessing these services. Services include: Wheelchairs; Community Equipment e.g. profiling beds, hoists etc. ;Homelifts e.g. stairlifts, through floor lifts; Minor Adaptations e.g. grab rails, handrails; Environmental Control Systems.
The Review has a range of strategic and operational objectives focusing on the delivery of Assistive Technology Services in terms of Legislation/Policy, Commissioning/Procurement and Governance.
The Review aims to determine the effectiveness of these services in meeting service user need in a timely and cost effective way. It is intended to produce a number of recommendations regarding the future delivery of services across Northern Ireland.
The expectation of service users is to engage and share views on their experience of accessing these services. The Department are keen to hear both positive and negative experiences in order to enhance the understanding of how services are delivered to those who need them.
It would be helpful to get the views of those service users with direct experience of accessing these services. The ability to participate in group discussions and to comment on relevant documents would be desirable.
Service users will be provided with a copy of:
- Terms of Reference of the Project Steering Group
- Project/Action Plan
- Presentation outlining the need for and purpose of the Review
In addition to a previous session which took place in June, The Patient Client Council will be facilitating a further virtual meeting on Tuesday 6th September at 6pm and would like to invite those with experience to share their views.