Wheelchair – Goal Achieved!

As usual I have been slacking with posts, the main news though is I have my wheelchair at last, not thanks to wheelchair services but to charities and lots of very kind people donating. Here are a couple of news articles about it – Echo News Article : Success for man who is able to leave[…]

Gloucestershire Echo Article & Fundraising

As you all know I am trying to raise money for a new wheelchair, the NHS are still being stubborn so my neighbours have offered to set up a fundraising event, it has got much larger than I expected and they are doing an excellent job.  I decided I’d tweet some of my followers from[…]

Another Wheelchair Assessment

After a lot of wrangling my advocate from the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign managed to get Gloucestershire Wheelchair Services to consider giving me a wheelchair voucher, this was turned down originally as my “needs may change within five years”, this was based purely the Occupational Therapist’s and Rehab Engineer’s opinions, they have no medical training and[…]

Getting Closer

I have just been awarded £2000 by Barchester Healthcare towards my wheelchair, I only need to raise £3000 more and I can buy it!  My dog recently had puppies so we are selling two of them which should raise another £1000 towards the cost, I’m also hopeful that Anna from the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign will[…]

Freedom Of Information Request Response

I recently made a freedom of information request to NHS Gloucestershire regarding Wheelchair Services, I wanted to try and understand how well they were doing their job, below is the response I received. Information received from NHS Gloucestershire Open Government License  From the above it seems only 101 powered wheelchairs were provided in Gloucestershire last[…]

Updates – CHC, Wheelchair, DFG & Change of Care Agency

I decided I really should update my blog with what has been happening recently, I apologise for not updating it sooner, I have no excuse, I’m just lazy when it comes to these things. The biggest update is that I have finally changed care agencies, I have had issues with my agency for years but[…]

Wheelchair Services – email reply regarding speed etc.

As I mentioned, I had sent Ms.Bush an email with a few questions about the power chair they want me to have, as usual the reply (when I finally got it) wasn’t particularly helpful. My first question was about speed, I think that a 6 mp/h chair is safer than a 4 mp/h one for[…]

Wheelchair Services – Another meeting

I had another meeting with wheelchair services on Thursday, this time I invited my neuromuscular advisor along too, mainly so she could see how meetings like this work and how wheelchair services assess someone. They brought in an Invacare TDX SP for me to sit in so they could take measurements and work out what[…]