Amputees and stroke survivors are being 'imprisoned at home' due to lack of ... trends now

Amputees and stroke survivors are being 'imprisoned at home' due to lack of ... trends now
Amputees and stroke survivors are being 'imprisoned at home' due to lack of ... trends now

Amputees and stroke survivors are being 'imprisoned at home' due to lack of ... trends now

They tried to make me go to rehab, but the NHS said no, no, no: Amputees and stroke survivors are being 'imprisoned at home' due to lack of physiotherapy services, report warns Long waits leaving many patients with greater need for health and social care Pressure of trying to work under poor conditions is also taking its toll on staff 

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Patients are being left with increasing levels of disability and depression because of a lack of NHS rehabilitation services, physiotherapists have warned.

Amputees are among those left waiting months for care, with some people treated in cupboards and corridors due to a shortage of proper rooms, it is claimed.

Meanwhile, stroke survivors are left 'imprisoned at home with a bed and a commode' while they wait to be seen, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy added.

Long waits are leaving many patients with greater need for health and social care and at higher risk of being admitted or readmitted to hospital.

Patients are being left with increasing levels of disability and depression because of a lack of NHS rehabilitation services, physiotherapists have warned

Patients are being left with increasing levels of disability and depression because of a lack of NHS rehabilitation services, physiotherapists have warned

The pressure of trying to work under these poor conditions is also taking its toll on staff, with 87 per cent reporting low morale, 70 per cent increased stress and 58 per cent looking to leave their posts.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy collected responses from members who reported cuts to services in more than 100 areas, covering more than half of all health boards and trusts across the UK.

These cuts take the form of rehab space being taken away from services during the pandemic and either not returned or replaced by 'inappropriate' alternative facilities.

Some of these new spaces lack heating and running water or are located in

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