Description of the Integrated Community Equipment Service
HICES provides an equipment service to the people of Halton and St Helens to support independent living.
HICES encompasses admin, procurement, delivery, collection, decontamination, maintenance, repair and storage facilities.
HICES provides equipment within 7 days of assessment to all ages/client groups to enable patients to live independently within their own home/residence.
The service supports early discharge into the community from hospital and admission avoidance schemes. It allows carers to continue with their role and minimises moving and handling risks to patient, carers and staff.
Who can access the service?
The service is available to patients of any age who have a Halton or St Helens GP and reside within Halton or St Helens boroughs.
How can people access the service?
Referrals are via health or social care professionals including District Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Specialist Nurses, Community Matrons, Social Workers, Council Community Care Workers and hospital nurses.
Where is the service offered?
The service delivers equipment to patient homes or clinics.
The service is based at
Integrated Community Equipment Service
Unit 20 Dewar Court
Astmoor Industrial Estate
Tel: 01928 842719
Textphone Number 18001 01928 842719
Fax 01928 842724
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (closed bank holidays).