Wheelchair services: urgent need to ‘get moving’ with improvements

The Care Quality Commission published yesterday the findings from their national review into services for disabled children and young people, with a focus on wheelchair services. Whilst plenty of case studies were gathered from patients and families, and data from commissioners, the report doesn’t tackle the issues at the heart of poor wheelchair service provision … Continue reading

Prime Minister admits faults in wheelchair services

Yesterday in the House of Commons, Prime Minister David Cameron admitted that people trying to access wheelchair services face delays and a lack of choice Mr Cameron was speaking at Prime Minister’s Question Time, in response to a question from North West MP Bill Esterson: Q6. [24326] Bill Esterson (Sefton Central) (Lab): I wrote to … Continue reading

All Party Group discusses wheelchair services

Parliamentarians from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Muscular Dystrophy met with Department of Health representatives at Richmond House yesterday to wheelchair service provision. The meeting was arranged following a commitment by Health Minister Paul Burstow in a House of Commons adjournment debate with Dave Anderson to involve the APPG in discussions on how … Continue reading