NEW physiotherapy equipment has been ordered for Ludlow Hospital by the League of Friends.

The Friends who have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on the hospital have pressed ahead with ordering the upper-limb exercise and diagnostic equipment for Physio to complete the department’s range of therapies.

This will also complement the new x-ray and orthopaedic clinics held on site.

Thanks to significant funding from The Soap Box Derby and Nationwide Ludlow the Friends shortly expect delivery of a second RITA (Reminiscence Interactive Therapeutic Activities) installation which has proved so successful with patients suffering from memory loss, learning difficulties or Alzheimer/dementia type illnesses.

Equipment provided by the League of Friends over the years include kidney dialysis machines that put an end to people from the area having to make three trips a week to Shrewsbury for treatment.

The group has also paid for an x-ray machine and special beds and well as scanners.

Hospital League of Friends chairman Peter Corfield is keen to make more people aware of the services available at the hospital in Ludlow.