Patient Information

Kitchen Trolley


What is a kitchen trolley for?

This leaflet is for patients who have been assessed as needing a kitchen trolley to improve independence in the home. It is also for the families, carers and professionals supporting you.

A kitchen trolley helps you transport food and drinks from room to room.

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Maximum weight limit

165 kg (or 364 lbs)

When should you not use a kitchen trolley?

Do not use a kitchen trolley:

  • as a replacement for a walking aid or frame
  • if you have not been assessed as needing one
  • if your property has narrow doors and steps​
  • outdoors
  • if your property is cluttered
  • if you cannot use two hands to operate the trolley
  • if you have severe visual impairment
  • to transport hot things that could melt the trolley such as hot pots and pans
  • to transport cups or glasses that are full of liquid that could spill easily.

How to set up a kitchen trolley

  1. Ensure all wheels are in good condition.
  2. Ensure all clips are fitted correctly.
  3. Ensure shelves are firmly attached.
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Website address and QR code for a video which shows how to fit a kitchen trolley
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How to collect your kitchen trolley or request a repair for a kitchen trolley

Each borough’s provider and phone number is listed in the Contacts section below.


Kingston - Medequip 0208 154 2922
Merton - Uniquis 0208 664 8860
Richmond - NRS 0300 100 0253
Surrey - Millbrook 0208 750 1580
Wandsworth - NRS 0300 100 0253

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