Specialist Mobility Rehabilitation Centre

The original entrance to the Preston Business Centre building where the SMRC is located.The Specialist Mobility Rehabilitation Centre (SMRC) provides specialist wheelchair, prosthetic limb and orthotic rehabilitation services throughout Lancashire and South Lakeland for people of all ages with long-term mobility problems.

The Centre is part of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and its services are organised from a self-contained purpose-designed outpatient department based at Preston Business Centre.

Services include counselling, assessment, supply, maintenance, repair and training, where appropriate, for specialist equipment issued.

Staff at the Centre are committed to ensuring that patients are given the opportunity, within the limitations of equipment issued, to achieve their full potential in terms of mobility and independence.

About the staff

The SMRC has a dedicated team of professionals including a consultant in rehabilitation medicine, prosthetists, orthotists, nurses, counselling psychologists, rehabilitation engineers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and a support team.

Awarded for excellence

The Centre has won the prestigious Customer Service Excellence Award several times. This is a Government award, which recognises excellence in the delivery of public service. The Centre is also registered against ISO 9001:2015, an international standard for quality systems, which is recognised worldwide.

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