National Centre for Electronic Assistive Technology (NCEAT), Wales

Rookwood Hospital, Fairwater Road, Llandaff
Cardiff
CF5 2YN
Tel: 029 2031 3914; 029 2031 3976
Contact: Dr Jeffrey Morris
Email: Jeff.morris2@wales.nhs.uk
Additional Contact: Mary Dunningham
Email: Mary.Dunningham@wales.nhs.uk
Website: http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/electronic-assistive-technology

Service

Area covered
All Wales

Population served
All ages, all abilities/disabilities requiring specialist EAT intervention.

Services provided
The EAT Service in Wales is organised nationally and is funded via the Specialist Services Commissioners (Wales Heath Specialist Services Commission)

All aspects of EAT services are provided (including AAC, Env Ctrl, Comp Access) in addition to Functional Electrical Stimulation.

The full gamete of provision is included, from assessments and short term trials, through to long term loan, maintenance and withdrawal.

Staffing
We have multidisciplinary workforce (Clin Sci, SLT, OT, Clin Tech, TI and Admin) based in four locations across Wales, with the NCEAT being the headquarters.

Funded by
NHS Wales (via specialist service commissioning)

Year set up

  • Env Ctrl – 1979
  • AAC – 1985
  • Comp Access – 1985
  • FES 2007
  • All Wales EAT – 2009

Referral process

The EAT Service Wales accepts referrals on a standardised referral form from any HCPC registered healthcare professional. Once referred the triage system identifies the patient’s likely needs and prioritises the referral. If local service input is required (default), the relevant professional services are involved in the assessment and trials process.