Blatchford Awarded Brighton Prosthetic & Orthotic Contract

Posted on 05 June 2017

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The Trust provides a wide range of medical, nursing and therapeutic care to over 9,000 people a day, helping them to plan and manage their health, preventing avoidable admissions and minimising hospital stays.

The out-patient prosthetic service is based at Sussex Rehabilitation Centre, Brighton General Hospital, and provides a limb service to people suffering with congenital losss or loss from disease or accidents. It additionally offers pain management, wound healing and health screening services to help prevent further limb loss, while also offering maintenance and repair of artificial limbs. The clinic provides an orthotic service for patients suffering from neurological impairment, or those with other joint or limb conditions.

In providing the service Blatchford will complement the trust’s aims of giving people choice about their care and a high quality, safe, effective and compassionate service.

Mags Miller, Clinical Director for Blatchford commented, ‘The Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust contract is an exciting opportunity to work with a new NHS provider trust and support an extremely experienced and established team in delivering their prosthetic and orthotic services. We are focussed on continuing to develop the service by the introduction of innovative designs and techniques, promoting choice and working closely with patients to deliver the service best suited to meeting their needs.’