The centre provides three main areas of service:

Amputee and Prosthetics Service

Telephone: 0161 611 3700.

A comprehensive one stop for amputee/limb loss assessment and rehabilitation.

  • The sub-regional centre provides care for patients from the whole of Greater Manchester and East Cheshire Boroughs.
  • The centre has the largest specialist team of consultants. Other team members include an Associate Specialist, Counsellor, Physiotherapists, occupational Therapists, Nurses and Prosthetists.
  • The prosthetic work is carried out in partnership with Opcare, a leading prosthetic provider offering innovative prosthetic technology and non-prosthetic solutions for all service users.
  • Prosthetics limbs are cast, measured and manufactured on site to enable a fast turnaround for delivery.
  • The centre also runs fortnightly District Clinics in Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Wigan, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Wythenshawe Hospital.


Referrals are received from Consultants, therapists and GPs.
Fax: 0161 611 3785.

Wheelchair Service for Manchester (North, Central and South) and Trafford

Telephone Number: 0161 611 3800

  • We improve mobility, posture and seating through wheelchairs and special seating for around 11,000 users in the Manchester and Trafford areas.
  • The team consist of a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Rehabilitation Engineers and highly skilled technicians.
  • The service treats all ages of people who have permanent mobility problems, providing a wide range of wheelchairs from that of an active user to those with severe postural needs.
  • The team aim to provide appropriate equipment in a timely manner and work closely with schools and therapy teams.
  • Bespoke, special seating is available where required and is manufactured on site.
  • A mobile assessment unit is available for those who are unable to travel.


Referrals are accepted from GPs and any health professional.
Fax: 0161 611 3761.

Orthotics Services

  • A satellite clinic for the service and the main Wythenshawe Hospital site, providing an orthotic service to amputees who attend the centre. This includes partial foot amputations.
  • The service is accessible for both adults and children.
  • The orthotist will assess, measure and fit all types of orthotic devices to include footwear, inlays, all types of joint orthoses, protective helmets and graduated support hosiery.
  • A review, maintenance and repair service is available.


Referrals are accepted from GPs, any health professional and from clinicians within SAC.
Telephone: 0161 611 3724


Specialised Ability Centre
Ability House
Altrincham Road
M22 4NY