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Disabled children's wait for care

Disabled children and their families sometimes wait for up to a year for aids such as wheelchairs, a social care watchdog review has found.

The Care Quality Commission found the national average wait for powered wheelchairs is three months.

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Public Health Minister: Long waits for disability provisions are 'unacceptable'

Public Health Minister Anne milton said that long waits for families were unacceptable Credit: ITV News

Public Health Minister Anne Milton has said that long waits for aids such as wheelchairs was unacceptable and that the Government would take action. Ms Milton said that she expected the local NHS to have services in place to meet the needs of families. She said:

"That is why we are taking a radical new approach to integrate services across a child's education, health and care needs. We will set out our plans on this shortly".

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