Devon

Teignmouth Community Hospital opens physiotherapy unit

A purpose-built physiotherapy and occupational therapy unit has been opened in South Devon.

The unit at Teignmouth Community Hospital, which cost £800,000, contains a number of therapy rooms and a gym area for patient assessments.

The hospital's League of Friends contributed £600,000 to the cost.

It has been named the Jenifer Hammond Unit, after a physiotherapist who worked at the community hospital for more than 30 years.

Tracey McKenzie, the hospital's modern matron, said although Mrs Hammond died a few years ago, her son and daughter were invited to the official opening.

"It was a really lovely day and I think they were very proud of their mum and everything she achieved," she told BBC News.

The matron also praised the "tireless" work of the League of Friends.

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