Volunteers help patients exercise
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Southampton Hospital volunteers help patients exercise

Volunteers at Southampton General Hospital are helping to speed up the recovery of patients.

Older patients can spend just half an hour a day on their feet and lose 4% of muscle mass a week.

The volunteers help patients go for walks as studies have shown that exercise can help them leave hospital half a day earlier.

Southampton is one of five hospital trusts taking part in a national scheme aimed at making volunteering an integral part of healthcare.

  • 05 Jan 2018
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