Double amputee Sam Gallop, and Grania Hyde-Smith from the Limbless Association said: "We are most grateful to Sir George for his signing up to the International LimbLoss Charter at a significant Westminster conference with limbless organisations and healthcare professionals. This demonstrates his longstanding national and international concern for the wellbeing of his constituents and all individuals worldwide who have lost a limb or limbs."
LIMB LOSS INTERNATIONAL CHARTER
All services and equipment supplied to people with limb loss or absence must meet all of the following 6Cs
Information about the choices available to the User
must be forthcoming
Equipment must provide adequate support and comfort to enable the User to achieve optimal function and independence
Equipment must be appropriate to each Userís requirements, mechanically safe and easily maintained
Equipment must be cosmetically acceptable commensurate with optimal function
All staff must have the appropriate educational and career opportunities in order to develop and sustain their competencies and skills
Caring is the Catalyst
Equipment includes prostheses, orthoses, wheelchairs, special seating, walking aids and other assistive technologies.