Shopmobility Service at Ulster Hospital

13/12/2016

The new Shopmobility service is now in operation at the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald.

It provides free use of motorised scooters and manual wheelchairs to help patients attending the hospital, and visitors, easily access any part of the hospital. Shopmobility volunteers will also offer a meet and greet service where they will, by prior arrangement, meet people at their cars. It will operate Monday- Friday, 9am-5pm

The new Shopmobility service is based in the Ulster Hospital foyer alongside the volunteer service who help people with wayfinding and directions and the Service Desk which coordinates our general portering duties.

“We communicate regularly with our service users, and they told us additional help with mobility was necessary at the Ulster Hospital. I am very pleased we were able to respond through this partnership with Shopmobility”, said Myra Weir, Director of HR and Corporate Affairs.

Director of Hospital Services Seamus McGoran said: “We are delighted to be able to work with Shopmobility to improve access to services on the Ulster site for our patients and clients”.

People can register for the service at the Ulster Hospital or on the Shopmobility website
www.shopmobility.co.uk. If registration has already been completed through the Belfast HSC Trust or a shopping centre, there is no need to register again. Shopmobility can be contacted at the Ulster Hospital on (028) 9598 8034

Pictured Left to Right: Shopmobility staff and volunteers David Spence, Teresa Kearney, Reggie Ferguson and (right) Laurence Nesbitt, who will run the service at Ulster Hospital.

Pictured Left to Right: Reggie Ferguson from Cloughey; Terry Butler, Chair, Shopmobility Belfast; Neil Guckian, Director of Finance & Estates; Seamus McGoan, Director of Hospital Services; Julie Guilar, Director Shopmobility Belfast; Colm McKenna, Chairman SE Trust; Emma Doonan from Killinchey, Service User, Richard Walker, SE Trust; Jeff Thompson, SE Trust.

Pictured: Volunteer David Spence trying out one of the motorised scooters.