We see patients from the Tees, South Durham and North Yorkshire areas that have undergone arm and/or leg amputation or have been born with a limb absence or abnormality.
You may be referred to us by a surgeon, your GP or a paediatrician or by a member of their team. These appointments will usually take place in our Disablement Services Centre (DSC).
We assess each patient to see if they are suitable to be provided with an artificial limb (prosthesis). Walking with an artificial limb requires more effort than natural walking. A few patients, perhaps because of ill health or other disabilities, will be unable to walk with an artificial limb.
If we are unable to provide you with an artificial limb we can advise if you are eligible for the supply of a powered wheelchair and arrange for an assessment.
If you are suitable for an artificial limb we then we will make, fit, maintain and repair it.
Our service is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.
We are closed on weekends and Bank Holidays.
How to contact us
Disablement Services Centre
The James Cook University Hospital
Tel: 01642 854286