£11 million funding boost to improve NHS prosthetic care for war veterans

Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter has announced today that NHS services across the country are set to benefit from additional funding to improve prosthetic and rehabilitation services for ex-servicemen and women.

The Government is making £11 million available over the next two years to ensure veterans are able to access a high level of prosthetic and rehabilitation care – similar to that which the Armed Forces provides for men and women currently serving in the army, navy and air force.

Nine NHS facilities across the country will receive a share of up to £6.7 million of the funding. They will be able to use this specifically to access the latest technology and provide the highest quality of prosthetic care for veteran amputees.

Other services will benefit too – with a £1million fund to ensure that all prosthetics services across England improve. The remainder will go towards providing prosthetics.

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