Health and Wellbeing Progress

SVC Recommendation 11: Wheelchairs for Amputees

NHS(S) should adapt current arrangements to ensure an appropriate level of funding is available to guarantee that wheelchairs provided by the MOD for veterans with severe amputations can be serviced, maintained and replaced with the best possible equipment commensurate with that individual’s needs.

Scottish Government update:

Specialist wheelchairs are provided based on clinical need, in line with nationally agreed criteria. A mobility needs assessment takes account of the each individual’s wider circumstances and goals to ensure that the most appropriate solution is provided for the individual. We are engaging with stakeholders to enhance our understanding of veterans’ experiences and continuing work to address any potential issues around provision of wheelchairs.

SVC evaluation of status:


Partially implemented / ongoing

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