Short Term Access to Wheelchairs – Have your Say

There’s not long left to share your views if you wish to contribute to the consultation on the provision of short term access to wheelchairs.

Jackie Baillie MSP, Labour, is proposing a draft member’s Bill

to create a statutory duty to provide an attendant controlled or occupant propelled manual wheelchair on a short-term basis, free of charge, for people who have a short-term mobility need.

The responses collected will be used to help to develop the  Bill that may go forward.

An individual may have a short-term need for a wheelchair in a wide variety of circumstances; however, the proposed focus of this Bill would be on:

  • those who have a medical condition which is having a temporary impact on their mobility
  • those who have a permanent need and have been assessed as requiring a wheelchair by an NHS Wheelchair Service but have a short-term wait before they receive their wheelchair.

You can find more information here: Wheelchairs (Short Term Access)

And to respond to the consultation click here: Smart Survey – Wheelchairs 

The consultation closes on 30th of June 2019


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