Physical activities play an important part in maintaining a sense of well being. Patients are encouraged as part of their therapeutic programme to access the various recreational facilities within the hospital. In liaison with the recreation department patients can attend the swimming pool, the gym, the snooker hall and football pitch. In practice there are often problems in accessing and/or providing the full range of recreational facilities listed.
The hospital has a football team comprising of staff and patients.
A General Practitioner is available for patients on a weekly basis to ensure that regular physical check ups are completed. A primary health care nurse works full time within the hospital. A dentist, optician and chiropodist also visit the hospital on a regular basis.
The Cares Group continue to have concerns in relation to physical activity opportunities, exercise, diet and obesity in the hospital.