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News from our partners: Friends of the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford donate equipment to falls prevention team

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH)

The Friends of the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford have donated equipment to the hospital’s falls prevention team.

New chairs, parallel bars and a collection of weights were presented to the team, based in the Paul Brown Building at PRH, to help improve the quality of the exercise classes they hold for patients who have fallen, are at risk of a fall or are frightened of falling.

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Sister Trish Mcloughlin said:

“The new equipment will make such a difference to patients. We are extremely thankful to the Friends of PRH.

“The new chairs make it much easier for people to get in and out of, while the parallel bars will offer support for those who need it during exercise classes. We also have new arms and leg weight to help people build up strength.”

The team runs eight exercise groups a week and last year helped more than 700 people.