2013 - March 2013

Paralympic gold medallist opens new hydrotherapy pool – 27/03/13

Rygate Pool Opening

The Ryegate Hydrotherapy Pool project has opened its doors to patients, after a full refurbishment and upgrade of services delivered by Henry Boot Construction and Dransfield Properties.

Paralympic gold medallist Oliver Hynd MBE helped perform the opening honours, while local patients Max Orbell, Luke Guy and Lillia Reading, tried out the new pool.

Oliver, who was treated at The Children's Hospital in Sheffield for bone growth abnormalities related to his Muscular Dystrophy, won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in swimming at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

The £200,000 state-of-the-art pool will be used to treat hundreds of young patients, and replaces a 50-year-old pool at the Ryegate Children’s Centre in Broomhill, which is run by Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The new facility offers treatment to children with a range of disabilities, helping them to develop their skills, strengthen their bodies, or provide sensory treatment to improve their quality of life. It will also be used by children following serious accidents and by children with brain or spinal injuries.

"We are so proud to have been involved in such an important project - the new hydrotherapy pool will have a major impact on so many lives from the children using the pool to the parents, siblings and staff. 
“I’d like to thank all those people who have supported the new pool helping us to achieve this fantastic transformation.
“The project has brought the whole community together including local business and suppliers who have provided the generous support and contributions that make this project possible.”

Simon Carr, Managing Director, Henry Boot Construction               

For more information contact:

Steve Allen
Business Development Manager