NHS Derby DrivAbility to host Open Day tomorrow showcasing adaptations and equipment for disabled drivers and passengers

Derby DrivAbility, part of the Driving Mobility network, will be hosting a free mobility event for healthcare professionals, Approved Driving Instructors and the general public on 14th June 2022.  

We will be offering the opportunity for visitors to explore specialist equipment for driving, wheelchair loading and passenger safety.

Tuesday 14th June, 11am-5pm. Kingsway, Derby. Best sat nav codes to use are Anmer Drive DE22 3XU or Kingsway Boulevard DE22 3WU. Free entry and parking. Tel: 01332 788300. Email: dhft.driving@nhs.net. NO BOOKING REQUIRED, ALL WELCOME.

Derby DrivAbility is a service within the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and is an accredited Driving Mobility centre. Its Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) provide professional assessments to people who need to gain or retain the ability to drive following a diagnosis involving impairment or disability. Service users can self-refer or are referred by the DVLA, Motability, NHS and case managers.

Derby DrivAbility’s Open Day will showcase its services alongside a selection of specialist accessible vehicles and mobility products from experienced and professional suppliers.

Both professional and public visitors will gain valuable knowledge regarding adapted driving and WAVs (wheelchair accessible vehicles) and equipment for travelling safely as a passenger, either for themselves or for clients. A range of adapted controls and equipment will be on display including left-foot accelerators, steering aids, hand controls, ring accelerators, wheelchair hoists, rotating seats and specialist car seats for children. A selection of specialist manufacturers will also be demonstrating:

Liz Whiteman, Centre Manager/Lead Clinician comments: “We welcome everyone with an interest in independent mobility to attend our Open Day. Our friendly team will be on hand to answer all queries regarding driving with a disability and the assistive products on display. You will be able to find out about the full range of assessment services we offer and see adapted vehicles, children’s specialist car seats and mobility scooters. Local services such as Cycle Derby and Shopmobility will also be exhibiting.”

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