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A brand new state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool built to support students at Derwen College officially opened in September 2019.

Hydrotherapy poolThe grand opening saw attendees including local dignitaries, the High Sheriff of Shropshire and Oswestry Mayor, as well as generous sponsors whose donations have made the project possible. Architects and builders who brought the vision to life also attended.

The new Bradbury Hydrotherapy Pool will be open to students as part of their physiotherapy, health and wellbeing. The state-of-the-art pool incorporates accessible changing rooms, a physiotherapy area and features a warm water pool with sensory lighting and music. Students with mobility issues will be supported to access the pool with the use of a dedicated hoist and shower trolley.

Derwen College Principal Meryl Green said: “Derwen College is pleased to officially open the Bradbury Hydrotherapy Pool. We have been able to design and build this fantastic facility thanks to generous donations from the community. The hydrotherapy pool will prove an invaluable resource for students providing them with physiotherapy as well as a sensory experience”.

The hydrotherapy pool has benefited from generous donations from community groups including The Bradbury Foundation; St James’s Place Foundation; and Garfield Weston Foundation who, between them, donated £330,000.

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