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Nhs: Wheelchairs

Volume 670: debated on Thursday 10 March 2005

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asked Her Majesty's Government:By what means they monitor the effectiveness of their policy towards the supply of electric-powered wheelchairs through the National Health Service. [HL1634]

There is no central mechanism for monitoring the supply of electric-powered wheelchairs through the National Health Service. It is the responsibility of local primary care trusts to ensure that the supply of electric-powered wheelchairs meets the demand of the needs of service users.