Amy Byatt, Team Manager and physiotherapist who supported patients at the Games, said: “The Inter Spinal Unit Games provide a superb opportunity for patients to try new sports, meet new people and take part in competitive sports. “
“Given this year is the Paralympics it was even more exciting to win. Everyone participated with so much enthusiasm and support for each other, not just in the competitions, but during the have-a-go sessions. Other sports such as such as hand cycling, fencing, tennis and wheelchair rugby can all be tried at the Games. You never know, there may be some new Paralympians for the Games in Rio 2016”
Ms Byatt added: “I would like to thank the team for their great enthusiasm and other members of staff for their support and organisation. They were Matt Gardiner, Jenny Robinson, Martin Whitfield and Amy Young. We would also like to thank Gerald Simonds for providing our team T-shirts and Invacare for our team hoodies, both of which were proudly worn.”
Notes to editors:
- The Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre at Salisbury District Hospital provides specialist care for patients paralysed by spinal cord injury, across much of southern England from Cornwall in the west to Sussex in the east.
- Teams competing were: The Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre, Salisbury District Hospital; Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire; North of England Spinal Cord Injury Centre, Middlesbrough: Midlands Centre for Spinal Injuries, Oswestry; The Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Unit, Sheffield; Spinal Injuries Unit, Southport; Musgrove Park Hospital, Belfast, N.Ireland; Queen Elizabeth Spinal Injuries Unit, Glasgow, Scotland; Rookwood Hospital Spinal Unit, Cardiff, Wales; Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court, Nr Epsom .
For further information please contact:
Public Relations Manager,
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01722 425170