I would like to seek funding for a bank of therapy benches and rolls for the use of children with Cerebral Palsy and other similar neuro-developmental conditions. This equipment is not funded by NHS Lothian and currently families have to self fund which creates an inequality in provision and disadvantages those children unable to access it. The benches and rolls would be lent out on a short term basis for 3-4 months with clear therapeutic goals set before provision which would be evaluated after the period of loan.
Having 2 sizes of both items will enable us to offer this equipment to children from birth to age 12 and beyond. Offering short term loans will ensure maximum access and benefit for many patients across Lothian which will address the current inequality in access and provision.