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Exploring rehabilitation provision after amputation
Episode 9525th April 2024 • The Irwin Mitchell Podcast • Irwin Mitchell
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How people lose their limbs can make a big difference to the availability of rehabilitation services, but according to our panel, one aspect that always seems to be under resourced is mental health.

Studies show that 30-40% of amputees suffer mental health difficulties following surgery yet support with mental health is not provided as standard. Charities can be a valuable resource in helping people rediscover who they are and what they can do after surgery.

Our host and serious injury expert, Richard Biggs, is joined by Emma Joy-Staines from Steel Bones and Josephine Bridges from Positive Bones. They share their lived experience of amputation and working with amputees, as they discuss:

• The challenges people face after amputation

• The difference between private rehabilitation provision and the services available through the NHS

• Positive and negative developments in amputee provision over recent years and their thoughts on future provision

• The availability of charity support and the reasons why amputees turn to them for advice.

Find out what our panel would change if they could wave a magic wand to improve services for all those affected.

Listen now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Captivate.FM.

Further information and resources are available at our website or at Steel Bones and Positive Bones.




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