Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Disabled children waiting too long for NHS wheelchairs

Disabled children waiting too long for NHS wheelchairs NHS England misses target for delivery of wheelchairs to more than 5,000 children

Thousands of disabled children in England who need a wheelchair are waiting more than the four-month target for the equipment to be delivered, analysis has revealed.

The NHS standard is for children to receive a wheelchair within 18 weeks from the time of referral, but in 2017-18 it was missed for more than 5,100 children, according to analysis published on Tuesday in the Health Service Journal (HSJ). Continue reading... The Guardian

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