Costly crutches £3m a year is spent on walk­ing aids

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10 Num­ber of pairs of crutches re­turned for ev­ery 50 is­sued at some NHS trusts

£17 Cost of a stan­dard pair of crutches £3 mil­lion

Es­ti­mated NHS spend on crutches an­nu­ally 2500 Num­ber of crutches is­sued by one NHS hospi­tal per year

870 Num­ber of walk­ing frames is­sued by one NHS hospi­tal per year Source: es­ti­mates from Depart­ment of Health and NHS trusts

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