Wheelchair - All Terrain
The City of Mandurah and Midway Community Care purchased the Hippocampe All Terrain wheelchair & an All Terrain Wheelchair with a canopy, was bought with funds donated by MIRVAC, which was organised by a community member Barry Small (which is not available to be disassembled - only local use) to allow all members of the community to have access to our beautiful beaches and walkways. The All Terrain wheelchair without canopy can be loaned from daily use to up 7 days (longer use negotiable) & the All Terrain Wheelchair with canopy is for day use only. The All Terrain wheelchairs is to be used within the City of Mandurah boundaries. Weight limit does apply of 130 kgs.. Consideration will be given for use outside of these boundaries by negotiation.
The All Terrain wheelchair and the All Terrain wheelchair with canopy (not to be disassembled - daily only local use), are available for loan from the Visitors Centre, 75 Mandurah Terrace. These chairs are able to be used on both beach (with balloon tyres) and rough land surfaces (with bicycle tyres). Weight limits do apply - 130kgs max.. Please inform staff at the Visitors Centre of your intended use so that they can provide you with the necessary equipment. It is highly recommended that users and attendants watch this instructional video before using the wheelchair. Armrest can be lifted for easy transfers from other wheelchairs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvFsTdK3d2s
The All Terrain wheelchairs have been designed to allow people with restricted mobility to go to the beach and seaside, go into the water to go swimming and also allows travel over rough land surfaces. The chairs were designed by people with restricted mobility for people with restricted mobility and can be used by people of all ages and degrees of mobility. The All Terrain wheelchair (without canopy) can be set up with tires for use on different types of terrain – from concrete to rough land surfaces, allowing users to participate in most outdoor activities. The user can push the chair independently when these wheels are fixed. The All Terrain wheelchair (without canopy) individually weighs approx. just 17kgs and is fully collapsible, making it easily transportable in most vehicles (Dimensions 140x55x55(cm)). The All Terrain Wheelchair with canopy can not be disassembled, only wheeled out of the Visitor Centre for daily local use. Note: The maximum weight limit for the chair is 130kg.
The All Terrain wheelchair is an expensive piece of equipment which adds great value to our community so we ask that all users treat it with care so that others can continue to enjoy it. It is essential to rinse the chair thoroughly after every use. Please use fresh water to ensure that all salt deposits and sand have been removed. Please remove the push bar and the wheel axles when rinsing. Failure to do so can cause damage to the structure of the chair and cause premature deterioration.
SAFE USE IN THE WATER Although the All Terrain wheelchair can be used in the water it is not intended to be used as a floatation device. It allows entry into the water but will not keep a person afloat whilst sitting in the chair . An attendant is required for entering the water and swimming. The attendant must be a capable adult who is able to negotiate the incoming tide currents or breaks. It is recommended that the user leans forward when entering the water as the buoyancy of the front wheel can force the user and the chair backwards. Please stick to shallow water and do not attempt to ride the waves