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Remedial Gymnasts

Volume 22: debated on Tuesday 20 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many students are admitted to the joint services course for remedial gymnasts at the Queen Elizabeth military hospital, Woolwich, every year; how many students are on the course; and how many successfully complete the course.

Each course at the joint Service school of remedial gymnastics at Woolwich lasts two years, a new course beginning every September. An average of 11 students attend each course and there are therefore about 20 students at the school at any time. Only two students have failed to complete the course successfully in the last four years.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence which civilian hospitals have received students from the joint services course for remedial gymnasts at the Queen Elizabeth military hospital, Woolwich in the past 12 months as part of the students' practical training.

Students from the joint Services school of remedial gymnastics have recently attended the following civilian hospitals and rehabilitative establishments as part of their training:

  • Brook General Hospital
  • Dreadnought Seamen's Hospital
  • Farnham Park Rehabilitation Centre
  • Camden Road Rehabilitation Centre
  • Stoke Mandeville Hospital
  • Putney Home for Incurables
  • Wolfson Medical Centre
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea