UK healthcare system fails to deliver wheelchairs

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UK healthcare system fails to deliver wheelchairs

Postby F3Head » 23 Aug 2018, 22:34

I don't know exactly how the healthcare system works in the UK. But I hope that this isn't true…
Getting a new wheelchair in the US is also a major pain in the ass…

https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... heelchairs

Thousands of disabled children in England who need a wheelchair are waiting more than the four-month target for the equipment to be delivered, analysis has revealed.

The NHS standard is for children to receive a wheelchair within 18 weeks from the time of referral, but in 2017-18 it was missed for more than 5,100 children, according to analysis published on Tuesday in the Health Service Journal (HSJ).

That equates to 82% of eligible children receiving their wheelchairs on time, compared with the target of 92%. NHS England has set a more ambitious target of 100% by the end of 2018-19, although the latest figures suggest commissioners will struggle to hit it.

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Re: UK healthcare system fails to deliver wheelchairs

Postby Burgerman » 24 Aug 2018, 23:32

Yes. Socialist healthcare is just as crap as socialist anything.
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