Date lodged: 11 May 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-16279 by Shona Robison on 9 May 2018, whether being a veteran is one of the circumstances considered when a mobility needs assessment is carried out.
Answered by: Shona Robison 29 May 2018
Wheelchair and Seating Services across Scotland are based at five main rehabilitation centres. They all use the same nationally-agreed eligibility criteria. Decisions are made on a clinical basis, in consultation with the patient, taking into account the person’s individual needs to ensure that the most appropriate type of wheelchair is provided in each case.