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2 October 2017

New orthotics lab for Discovery Park

A brand new state-of-the-art laboratory manufacturing custom-made orthotic insoles for the NHS has opened in Discovery Park in Sandwich.

Discovery Orthotics is a department of Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust and will have the capacity to manufacture bespoke insoles for both NHS and private podiatry services to help patients with a range of foot, ankle and gait problems.

Department manager Rhys Toghill said: “This is a one-of-a-kind facility which we are really proud of. We can manufacture all types of insole and podiatry orthotics that can transform the lives of patients across the UK. All of our profits are reinvested into the NHS.”

The facility was until recently housed in the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in Herne Bay, but the move to Discovery Park will help the  unit to expand production and take on more clients.

For more information on Discovery Orthotics call the team on 0300 123 1540 option 2 or email kcht.podiatryorthotics@nhs.net. For media enquiries, please contact: Fay Sinclair, Head of Communications, Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust.