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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02735: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 14 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to increase the availability of adjustable, tilt-in-space, wheelchairs.

Answered by: Shona Robison 28 September 2016

The provision of NHS wheelchairs in Scotland, including adjustable, tilt-in-space chairs, is via one of the five NHS Scotland centres in Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Edinburgh or Glasgow. Decisions are made on a clinical basis, in consultation with the patient, taking into account the person’s individual needs to ensure that the most appropriate type of wheelchair is provided in each case.