It's emerged there is no capacity in New Zealand to train people who help fit amputees with prosthetic limbs.
The Artificial Limb Board has told a Parliamentary committee there is currently no tertiary qualification available for prosthetists in the country.
It says efforts have been made to fix the problem but because only a small number of qualified people are needed it's not economically viable for tertiary institutions to provide the training.
The nearest tertiary provider is based in Melbourne.
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