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Do You Have This Foot In My Color?

A hospital offered a black woman, from Calcot, near London, a white artificial foot because it was cheaper. The local health authority, the Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust, said yesterday that only white artificial limbs had been initially made available. “She was originally told she would have to pay more for any other colour but that has now been resolved,” a trust spokeswoman said, and health chiefs have now backed down and offered her prosthetics which match her own skin colour.


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