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Woman with cerebral palsy laments cost of adaptive shoes that Wakefield’s NHS trust won’t pay for – Wakefield Express

Friday, 18 November, 2022

Woman with cerebral palsy laments cost of adaptive shoes that Wakefield’s NHS trust won’t pay for – Wakefield Express

Bianca Raven, 36, said Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, would provide orthotics – the adjustments within shoes for people who have difficulties walking – but not the shoes themselves.

She said it is then up to the patient to find footwear capable of containing the orthotics, which can cost £160.

The trust recommended trainers, she said, but Miss Raven argues that this kind of footwear is unsuitable for many everyday situations.

Read more at: https://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/health/woman-with-cerebral-palsy-laments-cost-of-adaptive-shoes-that-wakefields-nhs-trust-wont-pay-for-3921395

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