Hospital Crutch Amnesty December 22nd, 2015 Connor_Henderson Latest News Shares Comments Patients given NHS crutches to help in their recovery are being asked to give them back when they are no longer needed. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust issues hundreds of pairs of crutches to patients who often forget to return them once they are no longer needed. Unreturned equipment costs the Trust thousands of pounds a year. Caitlin Edwards, Clinical Therapy Manager at Southport hospital said: “We are asking people to return crutches which are no longer needed. “Although crutches are only used for a short period of time, they can be used again by new patients. “We can clean and repair crutches and then reissue them. This will negate the need to purchase extra pairs which cost around £11 each.” The crutch amnesty will run until the 31 March 2016 and crutch drop-off bins have been placed in several locations across Southport and Ormskirk: Hants Lane Clinic Hants Lane Ormskirk L39 1PX Ainsdale Centre for Health & Wellbeing 174 Sandbrook Road Southport PR8 3RJ Southport Centre for Health & Wellbeing 44-46 Hoghton Street Southport PR9 0PQ Rehabilitation Department Ormskirk & District General Hospital Wigan Road Ormskirk L39 2AZ Issued by Dickie Felton Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust Telephone 01704 7065061 Email [email protected] Web www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk Twitter @SONHSTrust Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!