I have been meaning to do a post for a while, but things keep cropping up to stop or distract me, here’s a quick update.
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 Read more about Wheelchair – Goal Achieved![…]
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 Read more about Gloucestershire Echo Article & Fundraising[…]
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 Read more about Another Wheelchair Assessment[…]
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 Read more about Getting Closer[…]
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 Read more about Freedom Of Information Request Response[…]