The NHS has called for an amnesty on mobility aids such as wheelchairs, walking aids and rehab equipment that patients have sitting around unused in their homes.
It is hoped that by encouraging patients to return equipment, that is no longer being used, the NHS will be able to reuse much of the equipment in an environmentally friendly way. Reusing equipment will also help to save the NHS thousands of pounds of taxpayers money, with one local trust having saved £25,000 last year by getting patients to return equipment.
Key figures within the NHS have also called for the system of returning mobility equipment to be made simpler for people.
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