Wheelchair Services

Before we begin, you need to know…

 I've had a Roho cushion for 10 years.

In mid October 2020

My cushion for my wheelchair, was becoming a pain (The center was dipped in).
Due to covid19 I didn’t make a fuss as It was not totally broken, just painful.

By November 2020

It was unusable, however had found a cushion but different type.
My Roho is full of air. The spare is essentially a bean bag chair chousion.
I tried the spare cushion, but was extremely uncomfortable.
To overcome this, I was sitting forward, this lead to Low back pain. So I gave in and called he Wheelchair Service.

In their quest to become the centre for bureaucratic nonsense, The Wheelchair Services need a referral from my Dr. to help.
Now had this been a new request for a wheelchair or a medical based change, i could understand the need for referral, however this was due to a part of the wheelchair breaking.

So I faff with my Dr. get the referral.
Now the Wheelchair Service needs me to attend for an assessment.

I've not been out of my flat sine June/July 2019. Several reason mostly because I get extremely travel sick. The idea makes me anxious, Add in risk of Covid19 and I become a mess.

So an appoitment was made for Wednesday 6th Jan 2021.

On Tuesday 5h Jan 2021

Wheelchair Service call and canclle the appoitment, as the staff are being redeployed to help with Covid19 In hospitals. I was told It would likley be Feb befor I could be seen.

On Monday 11th Jan 2021

I get a phone call offering me an appoitment for next week.

Staff where redeployed to help with Covid19. We asume they have had contact with people n Hospital. These same staff have now been sent back to handle their normal workload.

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Daniel McMorrow

37 Year old disabled geek,