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Wheelchairs: Waiting Lists

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how long on average existing wheelchair users wait for a chair with different specifications in (a) Southend Hospital Trust, (b) Essex and (c) England; and if he will make a statement; (250073)

(2) what the average waiting time for a replacement wheelchair after assessment is for existing permanent wheelchair users in (a) Southend Hospital Trust, (b) Essex and (c) England; and if he will make a statement.

Information about waiting times for wheelchair users is not held centrally. The collation of wheelchair information that may assist commissioning decisions is for local determination.