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Equipped for success

Specialised equipment can substantially improve a person with complex healthcare needs’ quality of life, but getting the right pieces is not always easy, as Anna Waugh explains. Getting the right equipment for a person with complex healthcare needs is not easy. It requires effective communication and co-operation from a range of people, including, but not limited to, the individual, their family and carers, healthcare professionals and trained, knowledgeable manufacturers. Even just co-ordinating diaries for an assessment for a piece of equipment can sometimes seem like a monumental task. For instance, healthcare needs like postural care require specialised equipment, such as


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