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'Channel swim raises money for specialist computer equipment for Spinal Unit 

Staff and patients on the Salisbury District Hospital Spinal Unit raised over £400 towards specially adapted computer equipment for the unit when they swam the distance of the English Channel on December 5.

The sponsored 22-mile swim took place in the spinal unit swimming pool and was organised by national charity Aspire.

The money will go to Aspire, which provides adapted computer equipment for patients to spinal units across the country.

Aspire is also working with spinal unit staff to develop transitional housing. This could enable spinal patients to move to an independent living situation while their own home is being adapted.

Rosemarie Castle, Head Occupational Therapist, said: "This is a tremendous achievement by our staff and patients. It shows that even in the early stages of rehabilitation, people with a spinal cord injury can actively contribute with the right support."

For further information please contact:
Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury Health Care NHS Trust. Tel: 01722 425170

Page Last Updated: 08/05/2014 10:07 
Printed from Salisbury NHS Foundation Website