Hos­pice’s equip­ment do­na­tion

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A HOS­PICE in North­wood has been gifted £4,880 for a new piece of equip­ment that helps pa­tient ex­er­cise.

The MOTOmed is a big hit with pa­tients at Michael So­bell Hos­pice in Mount Ver­non Hospital.

Money for the con­trap­tion was do­nated by freema­sons from the Pro­vin­cial Grand Lodge of Mid­dle­sex.

Se­nior phys­io­ther­a­pist at the hos­pice, Sarah Crick­more, said: “Us­ing the MOTOmed is a sim­ple and ef­fec­tive way to in­crease phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity for those in­di­vid­u­als un­able to par­tic­i­pate in com­mon forms of ex­er­cise such as walk­ing and can work both up­per and lower limbs, to help pre­vent the loss of mus­cle power and the phys­i­cal de­cline that is com­monly seen in pal­lia­tive care pa­tients.”

Chief ex­ec­u­tive at the char­ity, Lind­sey Fealey, said: “I’d like to say a very big thank you to the lo­cal Freema­sons.”

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