Navigation Links
Wheelchair Raises A Furore

Wheelchair services of Scotland have demanded a commitment for more funding if talks were to be continued with the government. A recent review of the NHS Wheelchair// and Seating Service indicated that funding should be doubled to £30m a year. But the Scottish Executive has agreed a one-off payment of £1m only.

According to Lewis Macdonald, the Deputy Health Minister, the significance of short term funding should not be taken too lightly. Meanwhile BBC Scotland has come to understand that the service is not ready for any further talks unless extra funding has been promised.

Roseanne Urquhart, the chair of wheelchair users' umbrella group ReTSAG (Rehabilitation Technology Services Advisory Group) reiterated that ample funding is needed to improve the oldest fleet of wheelchairs in Western Europe. She called upon the Scottish Executive to work out the recommendations laid out by a review conducted last year along with NHS managers.

Managers suggest that the budget laid out by the executive will be adequate to give out the basic wheelchairs which are very heavy and unwieldy. “The basic wheelchair cost £120 and some of the powered ones cost more than £5,000”, says Dr Geoff Bardsley, the head of Tayside's Seating & Wheelchair Service. Andy Menzies of wheelchair services based in Inverness feels that extra £1m announced by the health minister could only have a short term benefit.

But the health minister responded to the arguments laid out against the short term funding by saying that short term intervention also would makes a real difference.

<
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Disabled Children Claims For NHS Funded Wheelchairs
2. Robot Wheelchair Maybe Helpful for Wheelchair-dependent Patients
3. Heavy Drinking Raises Risk of Liver Cancer
4. Swimming in Chlorinated Pools Raises Asthma Risk
5. Hospital Noise Raises The Risk Of Medical Error: Study
6. Carbohydrate-rich Diet In Diabetes Raises Blood Pressure
7. Dummy Usage Raises Doubts.
8. Radiation Therapy Raises Survival Rate
9. The Publication Of Surgeon Specific Death Rates Raises Controversy
10. Bird Flu Raises Its Ugly Head in Jalgaon and Madhya Pradesh
11. Sati Raises its Ugly Head in Madhya Pradesh
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... LEXINGTON, Ky. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... MD, MPH to become its next President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James ... and CEO Elect beginning July 1, 2018 until Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton ... staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on ... Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, has ... least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints a ... centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says that ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... technology and advisory services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range ... and National Association for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American ... Excellence to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium ... 8. , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/23/2017)... -- Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) announced today that it ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Biologics License ... of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The ... to further evaluate the safety of sirukumab in the ... "We are disappointed by ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... -- AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced that its CE-Marked AVACEN ... with the widespread pain associated with fibromyalgia in the ... Essex, England commented, "I had difficulty ... sleep at all, tremendous pain, with every movement sending ... AVACEN 100] enough, how this has and is helping ...
(Date:9/19/2017)...   ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader in cloud-based ... has been ranked #1 by its users for the seventh ... User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked end-to-end revenue ... centers over 200 beds and holds one of the longest ... history. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: