Last reply 1 month ago
Electric Wheelchair

Hi everyone, even though I’ve had MS for over ten years I’m pretty new to the forum scene. I haven’t really spoke or sort advise on anything like this? I’m thinking of purchasing an electric wheelchair as my mobility over the last couple of years as become worse. Can anyone make any recommendations, or give me any advice on the best one to consider?

Thanks in advance

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watsoncraig
2 months ago

Hired one in Tokyo last year and apart from their foldability and being allowed more places I prefer a mobility scooter as I find them more comfortable


neil123walker
2 months ago

Thanks Craig


bullman
2 months ago

@neil23walker I got my electric wheelchair from the nhs wheelchair services as can no longer walk. Having to sell my electric scooter ( monarch smartee )


neil123walker
2 months ago

Thanks mate, it’s all useful information, really appreciate it


stumbler
2 months ago

@neil123walker , have a word with your MS Nurse and ask for a referral to Occupational Therapy (OT), who will measure you up and liaise with Wheelchair Services for you.


neil123walker
1 month ago

Thanks for the advice mate, I’ll give it a try


colettepage
1 month ago

Wow! Can everyone get an electric wheelchair on the nhs, I assumed I’d have to buy one myself?! Is it means tested/ does income determine whether you can get one on nhs?


stumbler
1 month ago

@colettepage , you need an OT (or GP) referral to the Wheelchair Services section of your NHS Trust. The NHS will loan you the wheelchair.


colettepage
1 month ago

Thanks @stumbler, as luck would have it Ive got an OT visiting me on Tues, good timing me thinks!! 👍🤪😁🤞


ralee
1 month ago

I came across this one today and thought it was practical in the sense it can come apart as 3 different sections and it just looks different and modern

https://www.lifestyleandmobility.co.uk/product/tga-whill-model-c/

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