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how long does it take to get a wheelchair?

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misdee Fri 06-May-05 18:23:56

need one for dh. will phone adult care services on monday (kick me up the arse to remind me please!) for an assessment etc. who else should we contact?

i cant push him as will have 2 children with most of the time, so will need to be electric. does this make things harder?

RTKangaMummy Fri 06-May-05 19:04:06

red cross

here is some more info

When we wanted to borrow a wheelchair for DS we rang the red cross and they lend them out FREE!!!! or with donation.

In the end we didn't get it from them but give them a go.

Miaou Fri 06-May-05 19:05:10

RTKM, quick hijack, how did KangaDaddy go on with his scan? Sorry misdee

Davros Fri 06-May-05 19:20:03

My bil got one really quickly after he had a stroke but it wasn't electric. They never picked it up and its sitting, folded up and unused. Makes you wonder how much other stuff disappears and then isn't available for others.

lou33 Fri 06-May-05 19:24:07

you can hire them from the red cross

RTKangaMummy Fri 06-May-05 20:11:19

Thanks Miaou have posted now

misdee Fri 06-May-05 20:23:08

red cross wont give him one he can power himself in case he puts too much pressure on his heart. i know when we go out we can use shopping centres mobility scooters, but he needs something for day to day use. how much does an basic electric one cost if SS cant help us. he is literally housebound.

Davros Fri 06-May-05 20:24:52

You can sometimes get second hand ones for sale through Carers UK

RTKangaMummy Fri 06-May-05 20:37:16

what about these?

RTKangaMummy Fri 06-May-05 20:39:17

oops sorry they are in cyprus

Davros Wed 11-May-05 14:32:53

In case this is any use. Latest edition of Carers UK magazine has 2 wheelchairs for sale in the classifieds:

TGA Buddy 3 wheel mobility scooter. Silver/mauve, almost unused. Easily dismantles for car boot. Charger and instruction booklet. Cost £1300, will accept £550 ono. can deliver locally. Contact Graham Sarjeant 01359 241441 (Bury St Edmonds)

HNE Electric wheelchair. Little used and in immaculate condition. Battery charger. Green tyres. Easily dismantles to car. Cost £2600. Accept £850. Contact Mr Parry 01952 223269 (Telford)

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