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Artificial Limb and Appliance Service



COVID-19 


Your referral to the Artificial Limb and Appliance Services

Unfortunately, due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic we have had to significantly reduce our deliveries and patient visits in line with Government advice on social distancing and protection of both staff and vulnerable patients.

We are therefore unable to process your referral in a normal way, which may result in considerable delay.

In addition we are unable accept drop in appointments and may have to turn patients away if an appointment hasn’t been arranged. Please always ring to arrange an appointment before coming to the centre.

Your referral/ case will be/have been reviewed by a clinician and the following may occur:

  • The clinician may contact you to carry out an initial assessment on the phone.
  • The clinician may contact you or your referrer regarding any further treatment.
  • The clinician may put you on a waiting list and we will arrange an appointment when normal services resume.

If your condition deteriorates significantly while you are awaiting a review please contact us on:

Cardiff ALAS    : 01443 661799
Swansea ALAS : 01792 703609
Wrexham ALAS: 03000 850055 


The Artificial Limb and Appliance Service offers a consistent and equitable service to people in Wales who have a permanent or long-term impairment. It is provided by a unique collaboration between three Health Boards and is commissioned via Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC). The three ALAS centres (ALACs) are situated in Cardiff, Swansea and Wrexham, working together to provide an All-Wales service.

Our Commitment

The Welsh Artificial Limb & Appliance Service is committed to providing an excellent rehabilitation service to people with an impairment. Our objective is to maximise ability and minimise disability.

Our Services

Listed below are the services provided by the Artificial Limb and Appliance Service in Wales.

Artificial Eyes
Artificial Limbs
Communication Aids
Electronic Assistive Technology
Orthotics 
War Pensioners
Wheelchair Service

Our Centres

The Artificial Limb & Appliance Service operates from three separate centres:

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