Care standards for amputees

Published: June 2017. Next review: 2024.

This suite of resources supports care for people facing the prospect of, or those already living with, limb loss.


The care standards are based on these principles:

  • All residents of NSW can expect to receive a consistent standard of care.
  • The lifelong journey that is the experience of living with limb loss and the different needs of people through their journey are reflected in the standards of care.
  • Care is consistent with the best available research evidence.
  • Care is equally as applicable to diverse populations and settings given the outcome is described, not how it must be achieved.
  • Clinicians and health services work towards ongoing improvement of care.
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