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“Just like able-bodied children, the desire to move around, explore and play is just as strong and with the right wheelchair, the only boundaries should be those set by parents!”

NHS Scotland has added Ottobock wheelchairs to the wheelchair services framework agreement. Nine of Ottobock’s power, manual and children’s wheelchairs are now available to patients across Scotland.

The company says that families with children living with disability will see the greatest changes, as a range of Ottobock wheelchairs specifically designed for kids are added to the NHS framework agreement. The range now available includes a power wheelchair specifically designed for children, the Ottobock B400 Kids. A compact and robust power wheelchair, the B400 Kids has a small footprint for easy manoeuvring. The company says that it is hoped that the long battery life and tight turning circle will help disabled children across Scotland become more mobile, independent and adventurous.

Ottobock says that currently, standard children’s chairs use adult frames with smaller seats and cushions, making them look bulky and out of proportion. It says that Ottobock’s children’s wheelchairs are specifically designed for children’s needs and shape and are completely configurable. The Ottobock Bravo Racer, a manual wheelchair, is designed to grow with the child, meaning that it not only lasts longer, but can adapt to suit the needs of the user.

“It’s easy to under-estimate the importance of having the right wheelchair if you’re growing up with a disability”, explains Simon Tempest, Ottobock Mobility Solutions Manager. “Just like able-bodied children, the desire to move around, explore and play is just as strong and with the right wheelchair, the only boundaries should be those set by parents! We’re delighted that children across Scotland will be able to benefit from our range of buggies, push-chairs, manual and power wheelchairs all designed specifically for children.”

The Ottobock website is HERE

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