NRS Healthcare provides community equipment to people living in their own homes, residential and nursing homes and educational settings on behalf of Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council, Rutland County Council and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups for Leicester City, East Leicestershire and Rutland and West Leicestershire.
NRS Healthcare is responsible for the delivery, collection, maintenance and repair of the equipment.
Equipment which is designed to help you retain your independence, continue your activities of daily living or to assist your carers, is generally recommended by a health and social care professional. They will assess your needs and request the equipment which is best suited to help you in your daily life or help your carer.
Examples of this type of equipment might be shower chairs, bathing equipment and certain equipment to help carers when they are transferring you from one place to another.
Other equipment, such as things to help with pressure care if you are seated or laying for some time in one place, is generally requested through the Single Point of Access Team (SPA) who can be contacted on 0300 300 7777.
Your equipment is on loan to you for as long as you need it. Your health or social care professional has told us how long they think you will need it.
If you decide you no longer need the equipment, please contact NRS Healthcare here. NRS will arrange a time and date to collect it from you.
The Community Equipment Recall Team may contact you if you have had the equipment for longer than your health or social care professional told us you would need it for. They will talk to you about the equipment you have and find out if you still need it. If you no longer need the equipment, they will arrange for NRS Healthcare to collect it from you.
Your health or social care professional and the ICELS team will help arrange for the right equipment to be provided to you by your provider in the area you are moving to. It may be possible to take some items with you, but this must first be authorised by the ICELS Team and the area you are moving to. Please speak to your health or social care professional or call NRS Healthcare to discuss. If you take items out of area this service will no longer be able to repair and/or service the items.
If you have a problem with your equipment or it stops working, you can contact NRS Healthcare by completing the contact form here or by calling the customer service team or the health or social care professional who assessed you. NRS Healthcare will either repair the item or replace it for you, depending on the type of equipment you have.
NRS Healthcare has an out of hours service for emergency repairs to hoists, beds or mattresses. This operates from the close of normal hours until midnight (last call-out) You can find contact details here
If your equipment needs servicing, one of the NRS Healthcare team will contact you to arrange this.
When you no longer need your equipment, please contact NRS Healthcare. You can do this by completing the contact form here or by calling the customer services team. NRS will arrange to collect if from you. This means we can loan the equipment out to another person who needs it.
You, your carer or a family member may also return equipment directly to The NRS service centre in South Wigston. The full address can be found here. Please ensure you label all the equipment with the name and address of the person it was loaned to.
Please remember to return any accessories (such as batteries, chargers, slings, carry bags etc) you were provided with, and have these ready for the NRS Healthcare collection team, or return these yourself with your main equipment.
Some smaller pieces of equipment may not need to be returned – you will have been told if this is the case.
If you are not eligible for equipment funded through ICELS or you would like different or more equipment, you can view products to purchase at NRS Healthcares website: www.nrshealthcare.co.uk
NRS Healthcare have an Occupational Therapist on hand to help you with further information about any purchases you would like to make – you can contact them on 0345 121 8111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also answer a questionnaire on the Safe+Well website here which will help guide you towards the best daily living aids to help you.