Daily Mail

What a waste


OVER the years, my family has accumulate­d several items of medical and other equipment supplied by the NHS, from crutches and knee braces to raised toilet seats and foot supports. However, it has proved impossible to return them once they are no longer required.

Multiply this by the number of orthopedic operations carried out each year and the cost involved must be astronomic­al.

Surely, with the move to encourage

recycling, no longer needed medical aids could be cleaned and reused at very little cost, with huge savings for the under pressure NHS.

B. COLLINGS, Plymouth, Devon.

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