A WEBSITE being launched by student nurses in Oxford will offer support and advice to people who have lost limbs.

Charity website, Stumped!, led by student nurses Raluca Vagner and Pedro Simas with support from computer graduate Misbah Munir, will be launching at Oxford Brookes University on June 26.

Stumped! aims to be a ‘one-stop’ website where people with limb loss, their families and healthcare professionals can access information and find out about services available in Oxfordshire.

It will also give an opportunity for amputees to share their story and benefit from an established Volunteer Visitor Scheme.

Miss Vagner and Mr Simas spent more than a year in consultation with non-trauma amputees, their families and NHS trusts to develop the website.

The pair have since gained national recognition for their work, being shortlisted for the Global Challenge 2017, Student Nursing Times Awards 2018, the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 as well as being mentioned in the annual parliamentary report completed by the Westminster Cross Party Limb Loss Group.

Miss Vagner said: “As student nurses on placement, we saw with our own eyes the difference care and support makes to people with limb loss.

“We also saw that often the system fails the people who need this the most.

“Together the Stumped! team want to provide quality of life to people with limb loss by giving them the information they need to empower them to live lives that they have really good reason to value.”

When developing the site, Miss Vagner and Mr Simas collaborated with a range of NHS trusts including King’s College NHS Foundation Trust, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with support from Oxford Brookes Social Entrepreneurship Awards, the faculty of health and life sciences and Santander Bank.

The website will be launched at a special event at Oxford Brookes on Tuesday.

Special guests will include the Lord Mayor of Oxford, Colin Cook, Oxford City Council’s disability champion, councillor Marie Tidball, the dean of the health and life sciences faculty Dr Astrid Schloerscheidt and the university’s head of nursing Dr Liz Westcott.