Frances Ryan tells us all that wheelchairs aren’t available on the NHS to those who need them. Then fails to ask the correct question. So I do in the comments:
What would be interesting to know is, has there ever been a time when the NHS provided, free at the point of use and on time, the correct wheelchair for all who needed one?
That is, is this a new problem? Or an old one that has just come to your/our attention? Knowing that will aid in understanding why. For example, perhaps it is about tight money these days. But if it has always been true, then perhaps it’s about the structure of the system itself?
That something is wrong seems obvious. But we can’t fix it until we know what is wrong, can we?