HC Deb 18 February 1963 vol 672 cc4-5W
51. Mrs. Braddock

asked the Minister of Health what arrangements are being made to supply Hiedelberg arms and artificial limbs to deformed children at an early age so that they can get used to wearing them before going to school.

Mr. Powell

These are supplied at the Nuffield Orthopedic Centre now and will also be supplied at Roehampton and a centre in the North as soon as the necessary components are available.

52. Mrs. Braddock

asked the Minister of Health if he will make arrangements for the supply of artificial limbs to young children at limb-fitting centres where facilities are available, in order to prevent the need for mothers to be away from home for approximately six weeks with their children at Roehampton limb-fitting centre.

Mr. Powell

Yes. Artificial limbs are usually supplied at the nearest centre and special training in the use of arms is given at six centres as well as at certain special units.