Hospital uses scooter therapy

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Micro scooters provided a fun way to exercise yesterday at Leeds General Infirmary for clinical support worker Dawn Randerson and liver patient Amy Lester.

The hospital is using micro scooters in the rehabilitation of children being treated on the renal, liver and gastro ward. The scooters will also be used by children suffering with cystic fibrosis and for those in the oncology and neurology departments.

The hospital says micro scooters provide children with a great way to keep active as some of them have to stay in hospital for long periods of time.

Physiotherapists at the infirmary will use the scooters as part of their exercise-through play programme. They say the scooters also give young patients the sense of being the same as all their friends returning to school. PICTURE: TONY JOHNSON