Patients visiting George Eliot Hospital’s physiotherapy department are set to benefit as the service has recently invested £25,000 to replace its equipment.
Three new treadmills, four new bikes and two new cross-trainers have been installed in a bid to modernise the department and increase the quality of the service it provides to local people.
The 50-strong physiotherapy team runs a series of special classes - supporting more than 100 patients a day to recover from a range of conditions such as joint replacement, sports injury, cardiac rehab and breathing problems.
The new gym-standard equipment replaces aging facilities that suffered occasional problems and were not as adaptable for the range of patients that the department treats.
Welcoming the investment, Head of Therapy, Alison Grant said: “Our new equipment will make a real difference to patients. We can now tailor the machines to the range of people we help – giving them a better session and helping their recovery. As well as installing the professional grade machines, we are signed up to a regular maintenance agreement, which is important given the heavy use that our treadmills experience. This great news for our dedicated team and the patients we support.”
Pictured on the new exercise bikes are (L to R) Physiotherapist Nicki Thornton and patients Roy Browning, Mike Holman and Louise Anderson.