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Does anyone know if you give airboots back to the hospital?

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Himbo Fri 12-Jun-09 13:31:50

The hospital gave me an airboot to keep my foot/ankle supported until the broken bone in my foot has healed. In my pained state I forgot to ask if you hand the boot back when finished, as the break is not right through, I have been discharged, so will not be back at the hospital for follow ups etc.

I have looked these boots up on the internet and they cost approx £80 to buy.

But then would you really want to wear a smelly second hand boot that someone has worn for 6 weeks?

nellie12 Fri 12-Jun-09 13:37:16

ring the orthopaedics dept they'll soon say if they want them back.

Himbo Fri 12-Jun-09 13:39:41

Good idea Nellie!

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Fri 12-Jun-09 13:49:43

I'm sure they will love to have them back. Way too many people borrow then and never return them, someone has to pay to replace them.

Himbo Fri 12-Jun-09 16:37:10

I have since spoken to my neighbour (she's a GP) she said they use the outer part again (which is the part that mainly holds your foot in place) and then they replace the sock part. So I will take it back when my 6 weeks are up.

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