The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

News & events

News & events


From 1st April 2018 the Leeds Wheelchair Service will be offering Personal Wheelchair Budgets (PWB’s) instead of the voucher scheme. PWB’s aim to offer more choice over what equipment is available to meet the individual’s clinical need and to provide a personal wheelchair support plan, to assist users in deciding how they wish to use their PWB. There will be an option to add to a PWB if the user requires additional accessories, features, or a higher specification of wheelchair than within the NHS range. Alternatively the user may wish to redeem their PWB to access a wheelchair of their choice from one of the NHS authorised suppliers outside of the NHS. For further information see attached leaflet.  personal wheelchair budget leaflet


Princess Anne launches Leeds MND Wheelchair Service at Seacroft Hospital
HRH The Princess Royal highlighted a new service for people with motor neurone disease when she launched the MND (Motor Neurone Disease) Wheelchair Service at Seacroft Hospital this week.

The Princess chatted to patients, staff and representatives of all the organisations which have made the partnership possible, and unveiled a plaque at the end of her tour after giving a speech in which she described the facility at Leeds Teaching Hospitals as “a real centre of excellence”.

Read more on HRH visit


Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust offers the fifth largest amputee service in the UK, which has been awarded "National Centre of Excellence" for its holistic approach to patient care and has just been named the Disablement Service Centre (DSC) of the Year 2013 by The Limbless Association. This is the third time Seacroft has independently been voted the best centre by a national charity.
Congratulations to one of our patients, “blade runner” Phil Sheridan, who also picked up an individual award at The Limbless Association award ceremony "Award for Inspiration 2013" for his contribution to prosthetic awareness.

Congratulations to Mr S of LS17 who was the lucky winner of a £250 cash prize for completing the annual customer satisfaction survey issued by Ross Care.


We are delighted to announce that LTHT and RSLSteeper have won the Lean Healthcare Academy Sharing Best Practice Award 2012. Narrowed down from hundreds of entries, RSLSteeper were the only private provider shortlisted in the final three and was commented as being a ‘judge’s favourite’. The award entry focused on work to improve prescription practices, leading to use of more durable prosthetic limb systems, backed up by our Best Practice Guidelines and Clinical Evaluations.


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Newsletter Issue

Spring 2019