The learning disability physiotherapy team at Kirklands Hospital was named outstanding team of the year at NHS Lanarkshire’s annual staff awards ceremony on 17 May.
Members of the learning disability physiotherapy team collecting their award
The team, based at the hospital in Bothwell, received nominations from patients, their relatives and friends, as well as colleagues and managers.
Its staff of seven physiotherapists, four assistant practitioners and a health care support worker has been working with colleagues in north and south Lanarkshire to offer opportunities for adults with learning disabilities to increase their physical activity.
Physiotherapist and team member Lynn Frew said: ‘The team were honoured to receive this award and will continue to work in partnership with relevant agencies to reduce health inequalities experienced by adults with a learning disability, and to help improve their quality of life.’
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