Clinical commissioning groups in Kent are being asked to find at least an extra £2m for a service which is leaving people waiting months for wheelchairs.

Millbrook Healthcare has run wheelchair services across the eight CCGs since April 2017 after winning a contract worth £6.2m a year.

But since it took over, waiting times have soared and there are now 3,353 patients waiting, of which 2,180 have been waiting for more than 18 weeks. When it took over, 1,256 patients were waiting with approximately 40 per cent waiting more than 18 weeks.

HSJ: 18 September 2018

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