Tilt in Space Wheelchair Hire

Our Tilt in Space wheelchair is designed for those that need to spend longer periods of time in a wheelchair, and who may also need assistance with their posture. The Rea Azalea wheelchair can be tilted and reclined to help the user maintain the correct posture, as well as assisting with even pressure distribution. Anatomically shaped cushioning ensures that it is a true "comfort wheelchair", and also ensures that the necessary postural support is provided.

Product Description

Tilt in Space wheelchairs are often hired or purchased for those in care homes who have dementia or may have suffered from strokes or similar medical conditions. They provide far more comfort than standard manual wheelchairs, with contoured cushioning, while they assist with posture for those who struggle to maintain the appropriate position. For people who need to spend longer amounts of time in a wheelchair, they are ideal, with the recline and elevating leg rests allowing the wheelchair user to sleep in it, while tilt assists with pressure relief.

Our model of tilt in space wheelchair is the Invacare Rea Azalea transit, which is the most well-known model of tilt in space wheelchair available, recommended by health professionals across the country, and the one that care staff are most likely to be familiar with.

The Rea Azalea can be reclined from 0° - 30°, and the seat can be further tilted to 25° - these assist with both comfort and posture, as well as helping with transfer into and out of the wheelchair. The elevating leg rests are fully adjustable, allowing them to be set up exactly to the needs of the wheelchair user. The seat can be supplied with seat widths of 15 - 21 inches, and depths of 17 - 20 inches, allowing it to be set up to provide a perfect fit.

Additional support is provided by two lateral supports (not pictured), which are positioned on either side of the seat just below shoulder height. The three-wing adjustable headrest provides support both to the back, and to either side of their head. A removable pommel can be supplied if needed with the wheelchair, which is positioned in the middle of the front of the seat and helps prevent the wheelchair user from slumping to either side. Should it be required, a slide-on tray table can be provided to allow the wheelchair user to easily eat meals when in the wheelchair - this is an additional £5 (ex VAT) per week.

For those needing more advanced pressure care, the standard Floshape seat cushion can be easily removed, allowing a pressure cushion to be fitted instead. For those needing a pressure cushion, we are able to hire out the Invacare Matrx Flo-Tech Solution for £20 (ex VAT) per week, which features a contoured foam base, and dual-layer gel sacs to provide a high degree of pressure relief - this is the go-to pressure cushion for the NHS.

The attendant push handles are height adjustable and come with brakes; additional parking brakes can be found at the front of the wheels. The Rea Azalea is fully crash tested, making it suitable for occupied transportation in a suitably adapted vehicle.

Key Features

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    Comfortable for extended use
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    Maintains posture
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    Tilts and reclines
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    Relieves pressure

Hire Service

We offer a flexible hire service that is ideal for those who are not sure how long they will need a Tilt in Space wheelchair for, or who are waiting for one to be provided by the NHS. The minimum hire period is just two weeks, and payment is then taken on a fortnightly rolling basis until you return your equipment.

While hiring from us, your wheelchair is covered by our inclusive repair or replace service: if you experience a problem, our trained technicians will come out to either repair the wheelchair on-site, or replace it with another. Our Tilt in Space wheelchairs are also fully insured within the UK. Please note that they are not insured to be taken outside the UK - while you can do so, you would need to ensure that you have obtained suitable insurance to cover for any damage or loss incurred.

Product Specification

Weight34kg / 5st 5lb
Crash TestedYes
Wheelchair TypeTilt In Space Wheelchair
Max Seat Depth50cm / 19.69in
Max Seat Width54cm / 21.26in
Min Seat Depth43cm / 16.93in
Min Seat Width39cm / 15.35in
Max Seat Height45cm / 17.72in
Min Seat Height45cm / 17.72in
Weight Capacity135kg / 21st 4lb
Max Overall Width76cm / 29.92in
Min Overall Width61cm / 24.02in
Max Overall Length102cm / 40.16in
Min Overall Length95cm / 37.40in
Max Backrest Height79cm / 31.10in
Min Backrest Height56cm / 22.05in


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