Bradford Hospitals Promise Amnesty in Return For Lost Equipment
Bradford Teaching Hospitals Trust in a bid to recover missing equipment has promised amnesty and urged people to check their homes and return equipment such as crutches, walking frames and Tens pain relief machines. Authorities price the lost equipment to up to £100,000.
A spokesman at the trust claimed it was necessary to recover the lost equipment as the NHS was wasting money on the equipment that people forget to return. The Amnesty holds through June till August end. Important hospital equipment worth nearly £100,000 was not brought back to city's Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke's Hospital. Majority of the equipment after being used by the patients is discarded to remain in stores and garages.
Physiotherapy Manager, Jill Gregson, said the main idea behind the amnesty was recovery of equipment so that it could be serviced and reused by patients. He stated that in this era of austerity the equipment recovered will used for future patients and hence saving much needed money and resources.
People are encouraged to act responsible and leave the equipment between 0900 BST and 1600 BST, Monday to Friday at Wheelchair Services, Cemetery Road, Bradford or the physiotherapy departments at Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke's Hospital.
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