THE Countess of Chester Hospital has announced a crutch amnesty.
Senior staff aremaking an urgent plea for people to return any crutches they are no longer using that have been loaned by the emergency medicine department.
Acting matron for emergency medicine, Joanne Windsor, said: 'We really would be grateful if people could bring back any equipment that should be here.
'Despite the emergency department continuing to purchase them, we are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain an adequate supply of crutches.
'It really doesn't matter how long people have had the crutches.
'There'll be no questions asked - we'll just be very pleased to have them returned.'
THE next NHS Trust meeting at the Countess of Chester will take place on Tuesday, June 13.
The trust is managed by a board of 12 members, which meets monthly to consider all aspects of health care organisation, management and the overall strategic direction of the trust.
It holds four meetings each year in public.
The board is headed up by a non-executive chairman, appointed by the council of members.
It includes five non-executive directors and six executive directors.