THE physiotherapy department at the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch has benefitted from the generous work of the hospital's League Of Friends group.

The League Of Friends recently donated £790 worth of funding in order to purchase new gym equipment for the department.

The equipment varies from a new squat rack to an Olympic barbell kit and offers specialist rehabilitation to a variety of patients.

The new equipment will also be available for a new staff exercise class that started at the beginning of October.

It is hoped the exercise class will give employees access to an onsite health and fitness class for those who struggle to fit gym classes around their shift patterns.

A spokesman said: “In the department we are aware how difficult it can be to find time to exercise - especially if you work shifts and have a young family - and we recognised as a health provider we should be looking after our own colleagues’ health as well as our patients.”