Medical Equipment: Energy

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th November 2022.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to local NHS services on supporting patients using lifesaving healthcare equipment in their own homes in the event of winter blackouts.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Care providers and equipment suppliers support those with long term conditions to safely use medical equipment at home and in cases where the equipment is disrupted. In a power outage scenario, the Priority Services Register is maintained by electricity network operators to target support to the most vulnerable customers.

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