Kingsbridge Private Hospital providing Five Star medical care for WPFG

1st, August 2013

The Odyssey Arena is hosting the ice-hockey tournaments and Silver Sponsor of the WPFG, Kingsbridge Private Hospital, has provided a team of mobile physiotherapists who will be on site at the games assisting the teams with medical treatment and advice for competitors.

The 2013 World Police and Fire Games are almost officially here.

The games officially start today at a star packed opening ceremony and Dame Mary Peters along with a host of other talent from around the world will be attending the official World Police and Fire Games Opening Ceremony at the Kings Hall, Belfast.

 

The ice-hockey tournaments began ahead of the official opening ceremony on 25 July and teams are currently competing for their chance to be announced 2013 WPFG champions.

 

The Odyssey Arena is hosting the ice-hockey tournaments and Silver Sponsor of the WPFG, Kingsbridge Private Hospital, has provided a team of mobile physiotherapists who will be on site at the games assisting the teams with medical treatment and advice for competitors.

 

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Las Vegas vs Finland at one of the recent WPFG matches

 

Gillian Clarke from Kingsbridge Private Hospital is the Physiotherapist co-ordinator for the mobile team who have already begun assisting the events. We caught up with her at one of the ice-hockey matches to ask about the types of injuries she has treated so far at the 2013 WPFG.

  

Gillian continued, “Injury can be a real burden on competitors because it can mean them having to come off the pitch and the games being over for them. When a competitor gets injured we will assess them on the pitch and either offer First Aid Treatment so they can get back into the game or I have to make a clinical decision that they need to stop playing and get further treatment. For more serious injuries the teams have access to our Private Casualty where they may need stitching, X-Rays and even the possibility of surgery in the future.”   

 

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Gillian and her team will be providing medical assistance at many of the events and Kingsbridge Private Hospital is providing the WPFG teams with access to medical treatment at the Five Star hospital in the heart of Belfast on the Lisburn Road.

 

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Kingsbridge Private Hospital's Physiotherapist, Gillian Clarke attending at the 2013 WPFG 

 

 

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Kingsbridge Private Hospital will be attending many of the events alongside Northern Ireland’s premier health magazine, Health Style, between 1-10 August.

 

Follow Health Style on Facebook and Twitter for news, pictures, competitions and interesting information about the games.

 

For more information about Kingsbridge Private Hospital including their Private GP service and Private Casualty service; follow the links below:

 

Click on the links below to find out more about the 2013 WPFG and we hope to see you at some of the events!

 

Official WPFG Website - http://www.2013wpfg.com/

 


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