BHTA Children’s Section launch “Failing Disabled Children across the UK” Campaign
15th September 2016
The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) Children's Section has launched a new campaign "Failing Disabled Children across the UK".
BHTA is the UK's oldest and largest healthcare association, founded in 1917. Its members are companies which makes or sell healthcare and assistive technology products, to help people live more independently. BHTA is unique in the healthcare sector because of its Code of Practice, which is overseen by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI). All members sign up to the Code, demonstrating their commitment to high levels of customer care, that go above and beyond their legal obligations.
BHTA's new campaign, supported by its members, aims to highlight the chronic under-provision of equipment to children with disabilities by the current healthcare system, and the subsequent consequences for children in terms of pain and quality of life, as well as the longer term monetary costs of therapy provision, hospital admissions and even surgery.
The campaign wishes to see at least a doubling of government spending on equipment for children, and argues that this would stimulate long term savings. Click the links below for further information: