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Teddy Sheringham opens new Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic

Former England footballer and local sportsman Teddy Sheringham officially opened the new state-of-the-art Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic at Holly House Hospital last week.

The new facility contains six individual treatment areas as well as a dedicated gym for patient rehabilitation and is the first phase of the hospital’s £20 million redevelopment and expansion project. The opening of the new unit will enable the team to offer physiotherapy and integrated rehabilitation services to a far wider audience and also the space to introduce a number of new services including Pilates and stress management courses.  All of our physiotherapists are experienced chartered physiotherapists who offer a combination of the latest treatment techniques, exercise and advice to treat people of all ages with physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing including back, neck and shoulder pain, upper and lower limb conditions, sports injuries, post-operative rehabilitation and posture-related problems. 

After Teddy Sheringham cut the ribbon to declare the clinic open, Gill Southall, Physiotherapy Manager at Holly House Hospital, told guests including local healthcare professionals and past patients: "We are delighted to open the doors of our new Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic to our patients.  It really is a superb facility and being located within the new dedicated outpatient facility means that our patients will have easy access to their consultations, diagnostic imaging and physiotherapy all under one roof.  This investment will enable us to maintain and grow the high quality services we provide to the community including many local professional sportsmen and women.” 

 Teddy Sheringham opening the clinic

At the opening ceremony Holly House also took the opportunity to present children’s hospice Haven House with a corporate charitable donation.  Haven House provides care for local children, aged 0-19 years with life-limiting illnesses who are unlikely to reach adulthood and also provides much needed support for their families. 

The hospital’s redevelopment and expansion project, overall, remains on schedule with works progressing well and the framework of the new building nearing completion.  The facility, located at the rear of the existing hospital will house majority of the hospital’s outpatient services including consultation rooms, pharmacy, a minor treatment unit, oral surgery suite, pathology laboratory and of course physiotherapy.  This will enable additional inpatient bedrooms to be created within the current building.  The hospital continues to run as normal during construction.

 

Date: 19/06/2012
By: Suzanne Rose
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