The family of a five-year-old girl Rutland who has cerebral palsy have said they are angry she has been denied an electric wheelchair on the NHS.BRACE YOURSELVES: THIS IS WHAT OBAMA WOULD DO TO OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM: GOVERNMENT RATIONING.
Amy Rowlatt from Oakham cannot walk unaided but is capable of pushing her standard chair more than 15ft (5m).
The University of Leicester NHS Hospitals Trust said this meant she did not qualify for extra help.
... A spokesman for the trust said they regretted any problems the family was facing.
"The Wheelchair Service at Leicester's Hospitals is strictly governed by the funding we receive from local primary care trusts and to allocate this funding fairly we must assess each applicant for their eligibility.
"Unfortunately, Amy doesn't fulfil the criteria for a powered chair because she has some ability to self propel. However, we have provided the family with suggestions of alternative funding they could apply for."
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