Access to wheelchairs

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.

Referral to the local wheelchair service, which will be provided by the NHS or Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (HSCNI), should be made by an appropriate health or social care professional, in line with local policy. An assessment will then determine whether or not the person with MND needs a wheelchair and, if they do, the most appropriate wheelchair for their needs.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262