Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven residents to have their say on NHS services
Patients and carers in Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven are being asked for their views on proposed changes to wheelchair and orthotics services.
NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging people to give their views about the proposed changes, which are to introduce referral criteria for the wheelchair and orthotics services provided by Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.
The proposed changes aim to speed up services for patients with high and complex needs giving them quicker access to assessments and delivering their prescribed equipment to them faster.
Around 6,000 people use the orthotics service and more than 2,000 people use the wheelchair services (December 2017). Orthotics is the term used for aids such as insoles, braces, splints, callipers, footwear, spinal jackets and helmets.