Peterborough hospital items returned in amnesty

Hospital equipment, worth about £1,000, has been returned during a Cambridgeshire health trust amnesty.

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said more than 50 items, including crutches and walking frames loaned to patients, had been handed back to the hospital.

The trust declared an equipment amnesty from 29 July until 7 August.

Peter Pierce, equipment co-ordinator for the trust, praised people for returning the items.

"Although the amnesty has finished it is still very important for people to return items once they are no longer needed," he said.

"It doesn't matter if people feel the item is not in perfect condition, items should still be returned so that we can assess whether to re-use or not".

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