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Getting on the path to better health

December 04, 2013 10:56 AM

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As part of a major £320,000 landscaping project for the Gartnavel Hospitals’ campus, work has started on phase one - the development of an all-abilities path around the old part of the hospital.

Funding for the project is provided between the Green Exercise Partnership (GEP) and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s (NHSGGC) endowments fund which receives donations, grants and legacies to be used to benefit staff and patients for health related purposes that could not be funded by core NHS budgets.

The new path, which will join onto existing paths already on the campus, will provide walkers with a circular route around the grounds of half a mile.

The new development will make it easier for staff, patients and visitors to enjoy the hospitals’ grounds and will encourage people to get outside and be more active. It will be accessible for everyone including wheelchair users and parents pushing buggies. 

Seating will be provided at resting points along the way and the new route will be well signposted.

The entrance to Gartnavel Hospital near the Brownlee Centre and the Glasgow Centre for Integrated Medicine will also be getting a facelift with some landscaping work.

Dr Linda de Caestecker, Director of Public Health for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “The grounds of the Gartnavel Hospitals’ campus are beautiful and we want people to have the opportunity to enjoy them. The health benefits of exercise and fresh air are well known and we would encourage our staff, patients and visitors to go outside and enjoy some gentle exercise.”

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