Charity donates hydrotherapy equipment to Aberdeen health centre

Peter Fogiel and Catriona Cameron with the donated equipment

A national charity that supports people with Parkinson’s disease has donated hundreds of pounds worth of equipment to a North-east health centre.

Parkinson’s UK gave £500 worth of donations to Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership as a “thank you” for allowing the group to use the hydrotherapy pool at Woodend Hospital for free during therapy sessions.

Dr Peter Fogiel, chairman of the Aberdeen branch of Parkinson’s UK, said: “The donation of equipment to the Physiotherapy Department at Woodend has been made with great thanks for the facilities that service-users have enjoyed over the past few years.

“The hydrotherapy pool provides a relaxing environment for people with Parkinson’s to enjoy some gentle exercise and engage with each other and their therapists.”

The generous donation included a number of floats for resistance, foam dumbbells, training fins, exercise balls and other equipment.

Catriona Cameron, Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership physiotherapy lead, said: “We are delighted to receive this generous donation from the Aberdeen branch. The group is allowed free use of the hydrotherapy pool to support patients in the self-management of their condition.”