The Aquatic Physiotherapy (Hydrotherapy) department at Eastbourne District General Hospital has been refurbished. The work included re-grouting the pool, refurbishing fixings and fittings and upgrading the plant room.
Thousands have benefitted from the pool each year since its opening in 1989. Physiotherapists use the physical properties of the warm water such as buoyancy, resistance and pressure for therapeutic purposes to offer pain relief and treatment for a range of orthopaedic, rheumatology and neurological conditions.
Pauline from the Rheumatoid Arthritis Maintenance Group said “In my own view the hydro pool is a tremendous asset for the hospital to preserve because it so decidedly promotes the wellbeing of patients who would continue to suffer without their essential exercises when suspended in the water's warmth, a gentle course of treatment that cannot be achieved on dry land."
Anna Carter, Clinical Lead Aquatic Physiotherapy said, “Having the plant room refurbished is really beneficial for all those that use our services. Many thanks to all the physiotherapy staff who were involved along with engineers, project design, management and estates who all worked together to get these essential works completed as quickly as possible. Patients will benefit from the pool for years to come”.