Our North Yorkshire wheelchair services team are delighted to have been able to help those in the local area obtain their COVID-19 vaccine.

The NRS Healthcare North Yorkshire Wheelchair Services team provided wheelchairs to Pickering Medical practice, which has been selected as a hub site to deliver coronavirus vaccinations to vulnerable patients. The medical practice covers residents in Pickering, Hemsley, Terrington and Kirbymoorside.

To ensure vulnerable residents were able to get to their appointments, our Wheelchair service has been providing wheelchairs to assist with the practice’s vaccination rollout programme. The wheelchairs allow the most vulnerable people to receive a vaccination without being concerned about any mobility issues.

Our local team have so far donated in excess of 30 wheelchairs to five different vaccination hubs in North Yorkshire: Scarborough, Filey, Malton, Harrogate and Pickering.The wheelchair service was asked by the Vale of York commissioners if they could rise to the challenge and donate wheelchairs at short notice, which they did; delivering the chairs within 48 hours of the request, earning them thanks from the commissioning team.

Rachel Clearly, NRS Healthcare Wheelchair Service Clinical Lead for Vale of York, commented:

“The Vale of York Wheelchair services are really proud to be able to help the successful of the roll out of the first COVID19 vaccinations in the district. By providing wheelchairs at short notice, it allows the most vulnerable in our community to attend without worry or need to bring wheelchairs with them.”