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    NHS Supplied wheelchair

    I am being refereed by my OT to the wheelchair service. My company wants to know what powered wheelchair I am likely to get. My guess is that they want to check if the lift will take the weight etc. Does anyone know what make NHS are issuing currently so that I can give my company an idea what they will be facing?

    Cheers, Chris.

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    Hi
    I was given a manual chair initially and then later an invacare spectra xtr2, it is quite a heavy beast but very manoeuvrable. I think it depends on your local area you can always give wheelchair services and ask them.

    Wendy

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    Hi Chris,

    I've the same power wheelchair as Wendy. They weigh about 100-125kg, depending on type. (plus your own weight) This is a fairly typical pwc weight.

    Whatever power wheelchair you get, it should take the fact you've a progressive neurological condition into account. Basic chairs are NOT suitable for us.

    Ellie x.
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    Eye gaze user - No working limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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    Ok thanks both. Noted not the standard chair Ellie. I will print the brochure for them. Gives them something to look at.

    Chris.

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    my Invocare TDX are 175kg plus my 125kg
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    My standing Genie wheelchair is less that 110 kg and many others are lighter.

    You can get power wheelchair that weigh 56 kg but I would think that they would be around a 100.

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    Hello my local authority have provided a Salsa M2 rising and reclining chair. It is excellent gets me about no problems. Don't think I will be repairing my garden fence as Doris has blown down two panels today.��

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    Steve has a Salsa M2 it is brilliant. He has a footplate to manoeuvre it has he can't use his hands. Think it weighs 140kg plus his weight.

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    I was supplied with a Quickie Salsa M2 by the wheelchair service, it has a tilt in space function but does not recline or rise which would be useful options to have I think. I checked the specification with MNDA Connect, they have a wheelchair expert, Derek who liased with the wheelchair service on my behalf and confirmed that it is a Neuro compliant chair. I use it around the house when I need to and as it is a mid wheel chair it does turn on it's own axis which makes it very manouverable. But it is big and heavy and if I am going out somewhere and I need a wheelchair I take the basic manual chair that I was originally supplied with.

    John

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