SERVICE DESIGN: Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle has won part of the Government’s £11m funding boost to improve NHS prosthetic care for war veterans.

The trust’s Disablement Service Centre will use the funding over the next two years to ensure veterans are able to access a high level of prosthetic and rehabilitation care – similar to that which the Armed Forces provides for men and women currently serving in the army, navy and air force.

It is among nine NHS facilities across the country to receive a share of up to £6.7 million of the funding. They will be able to use this specifically to access the latest technology and provide the highest quality of prosthetic care for veteran amputees.

Mr Yogendra Jagatsinh, consultant in rehabilitation medicine at the centre, said: “North Cumbria’s rehabilitation service is relatively unique as we provide a multi-disciplinary service that cross all aspects of rehabilitation medicine providing an excellent pathway of care to our patients.

“The prosthetics service liaises closely with many other people including primary care teams, specialist pain clinics, local physiotherapy services, surgeons and social services.”