Local MP visits Physiotherapy team
Local MP Caroline Ansell spent some time with Physiotherapists at Eastbourne DGH to see for herself the wide range of work they do to support patients.
Caroline visited the physiotherapy out patients department, saw the rehabilitation Gym where were people with long term neurological problems such as multiple sclerosis were undertaking various exercises. She also visited the Hydrotherapy pool where physiotherapists take advantage of the physical properties of water, such as temperature and pressure, for therapeutic purposes to offer pain relief and treatment. It was highlighted to Caroline that Physiotherapists work across most hospital services to support the care and rehabilitation of patients.
Helen Harper-Smith Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist said: “It was good to be able to show Caroline the wide range of essential work physiotherapists play in caring for patients. As a physiotherapist myself, I find it so rewarding to help people recover and improve their health and wellbeing.”
Caroline Ansell MP said: “The DGH offers some really excellent services for the people of Eastbourne and physiotherapy one of them. It was really fantastic to see the work done by the department and see also how vital it is to so many parts of the hospital and to so many patients. Many thanks to everyone for letting me have a glimpse of their super work.”
Across the Trust there is a team of around 240 physiotherapists, many work in the community with around 50 working in Eastbourne DGH. Approximately there are 80,000 physiotherapy patient contacts each year in the hospital helping to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.