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To: Bedford Hospital NHS Trust; Bedford CCG; Bedford Council Adult Services and Health Scrutiny Committee

Save Bedford Hospital Hydrotherapy Pool

Save Bedford Hospital Hydrotherapy Pool

Re-open Bedford Hospital hydrotherapy pool immediately.

Why is this important?

Hydrotherapy is exercising in warm water. The temperature of the water is 33 – 34 degrees Celsius; swimming pools are usually a maximum of 28 degrees Celsius. The warm water helps people with pain, stiffness and limited mobility to exercise more easily. The pool is currently used by 400 patients a year with a range of musculoskeletal conditions including axial spondyloarthritis (ankylosing spondylitis), hypermobility, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. The closure of the pool left many people’s health seriously deteriorating as no suitable alternative has been offered. There are no other hydrotherapy pools in Bedfordshire.

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Reasons for signing

  • A resource that helps the injured on many levels,costs less than the machines we use to hurt ourselves with..I bet any costs required to repair the boiler s is less than the mayors pay packet.
  • I had been going for over three years and exercises in the warm pool helped after my hip and back operations. I only remember the pool being closed once during that time and I was going weekly
  • Because my mum has a broken cartilage in both her knees and autharites and uses it to help 😊

Updates

2019-06-08 13:59:58 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-04-11 19:48:51 +0100

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2019-04-02 22:38:08 +0100

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2019-04-02 17:32:45 +0100

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2019-04-02 13:15:20 +0100

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2019-04-02 12:17:03 +0100

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