The Department of Health has announced that it will allocate £11 million in funds over the next 2 years to ensure that ex-service men and women have access to highest level of prosthetic and rehabilitation care.
Nine facilities across the country will benefit. One of these units is Bristol Disablement Services, North Bristol NHS Trust which is based at Southmead Hospital.
This funding will enable veteran amputees to benefit from the latest technology and the highest quality of prosthetic care.
The announcement was made on 15 February 2013 by Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter who said:
“We want to ensure that our Armed Forces veterans have access to the very best healthcare services at specialist prosthetic and rehabilitation centres across the country. In time, these NHS centres will achieve the same high standards of care for veterans that are offered by Armed Forces rehabilitation centres, such as Headley Court”
The NHS Commissioning Board will work with military charities and the NHS to finalise arrangements in respect of allocating the funds available.
For further information in respect of this announcement please see the link below:
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