MP tables parliamentary questions.
The Autumn meeting of Muscular Dystrophy`s South East Coast "Muscle Group", held at Strode Park at the weekend, has led North Thanet/ Bay MP Roger Gale to table parliamentary questions challenging the lack of provision for Muscular Dystrophy in the South East region.
The MP, who attended the meeting as a guest, said:
"Other Health Authority regions provide care advisors for those with muscular dystrophy: my understanding is that the South East provides none. In our region patients are lucky enough to receive one physiotherapy session every three months, which is clearly inadequate, because there is a shortage of specialist neuro-muscular physiotherapists. Hydrotherapy facilities are unavailable or unused due to a lack of supervisory staff and the NHS wheelchair service is, as I have said in the past, sub-standard. Asking a patient to use an ill-fitting wheelchair is like telling a man with size 10 feet that he can only have size 8 shoes!