The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the largest teaching hospital Trust in the country providing a range of general, acute and elective services together with a significant number of regional and supra-regional specialties from two acute hospital sites: St James Teaching Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary which is also the Regional Trauma centre for Yorkshire.
The latest issue of AT Today magazine, produced by BHTA Engage, was published recently and, as always, contains a wide variety of news items from the world of Assistive Technology.
The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) launched a new blog this week, raising awareness of their work and how members of Approved Codes - like BHTA's - help protect consumers.
The following letter has been sent for publication to the editors of The Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Express, The Daily Telegraph, The Metro, The Scotsman and The Daily Record in response to their coverage of a 10-level ramp fitted by a council in West Dunbartonshire:
Hundreds of people in the UK are having their lives transformed by ‘stand-up wheelchairs’. They allow people with paralysis, or muscular degeneration, to stand again and perform many functions that were not previously possible.