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