Date lodged: 26 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of what walking aids are provided by the NHS.
Answered by: Shona Robison 6 February 2017
This is a matter for individual Health Boards. The information requested is not held centrally.
The Scottish Government issued guidance on the Provision of Community Equipment and Adaptations (CCD 5/2009) in 2009. This guidance placed the responsibility for the provision of community equipment, including walking aids, with individual health and social care partnerships and the Scottish Government does not collect information on individual items issued by the NHS, local authorities or Integration Authorities.