NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde launches ‘Zimmer amnesty’

10 October 2019 – BBC News

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has launched a “zimmer amnesty” as a way of cutting down on nearly-new walking aids being left unused in peoples’ homes.

The board hopes to reduce its carbon footprint by allowing sticks and frames to be reused or recycled.

In the last year, NHSGGC issued about £220,000 worth of walking aids including:

 11,000 crutches at a cost of £6.67 per pair
 9,000 walking frames costing of £13.75 each
 6,000 walking sticks at a cost of £2.60 each

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