Friday 27 July 2018 / 12:01 AM Health / Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth responds to Red Cross report on access to wheelchairs

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary, responding to Red Cross research on access to wheelchairs, said:

“This important report must serve as an urgent wake up call to the Government.

“Restricting access to wheelchairs or mobility aids has proven negative mental and physical impacts on patients’ health, wellbeing and sense of independence. The new Health Secretary should therefore make every effort to end this unacceptable postcode lottery in provision.”