Equipment & Assitive Technology
Many people rely on aids and equipment to help their recovery from illness or surgery. While many others need equipment to help them live more independently in their day to day life because of long term disabilities or health conditions.
These aids are often sometimes referred to as Assistive Technology and there is a very wide range available including mobility aids, hoists and slings, specialized beds, splints and supports, communication equipment, therapy equipment and telecare - personal alarms and home care systems.
Healthwatch Shropshire would like to know about experiences of NHS and Social Care provision of equipment and aids; this could include how people discover what is available, how the assessment process was handled, receiving the aid to returning equipment if it is no longer required.