Facelift for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals equipment testing facility


PATIENTS at Lancashire's specialist mobility rehabilitation centre are digging in and sprucing up a specialist test track used to try out the latest wheelchairs and prosthetics. Patient Anne Cort and her husband have been planting herbs and scented plants on the track to create a seasonal multi-sensory garden. There is also a children's area containing brightly-coloured flowers and ornaments for younger patients to enjoy. The track is used to enable patients to test new types of prosthesis and wheelchairs on different types of surfaces, such as cobbles and tarmac. The revmap project was funded by charity donations. Cort said: "I have been a patient at the centre for quite a while and really value the service it provides. I wanted to give something back and improve the environment for patients and thought that a multi-sensory garden would be a good way to go about it."Phil Purcell, quality manager at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, added: "It is always good to see patients taking an interest in their services and we are very proud of the passion they show for the centre."

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