Wheelchairs for MND
Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive neurological condition that can cause, among other symptoms, muscle wasting and fatigue. This can lead to mobility problems, including difficulty walking. As the condition progresses, most people with MND will need to use a wheelchair.
It is important that a person with MND has an appropriate posture and mobility assessment, as early as possible, to determine what type of wheelchair or mobility equipment they may be entitled to, whether on the NHS or from Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland.
The information in this section is for health and social care professionals who would like to know how someone with MND can access a suitable wheelchair. It covers:
National MND Wheelchair Pathway
The National MND Wheelchair Pathway can be used to inform best practice in the provision of wheelchairs for people with MND.
Useful wheelchair resources
- My Voice, My Wheelchair, My Life: a programme of work to transform wheelchair services for users and their families.
- National Wheelchair Managers' Forum
- Rolfe, J. Planning wheelchair service provision in motor neurone disease: implications for service delivery and commissioning. The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 75, Number 5, May 2012, pp. 217-222(6).