Services for disabled people are “unacceptably poor”BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7240.962 (Published 08 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:962
- Zosia Kmietowicz
The NHS has promised to upgrade equipment and services for disabled people after a critical report by the Audit Commission.
Many of the four million older and disabled people living in England and Wales receive a service that is “unacceptably poor,” according to the report. Patients often wait longer than six months to be fitted with a hearing aid but because of the poor quality of the hearing aids or misunderstood instructions a third are used rarely or never. Many people who need artificial …