‘Wii like new games’

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PATIENTS at Ilkeston Community Hospital can have some fun on the road to recovery thanks to two computer game gifts.

The League of Friends has provided the physiotherapy department and the occupational health team at the Heanor Road hospital with a Wii set each.

They can be used by both in-patients and out-patients, who often require exercise as part of their recovery.

Wii games include competitive activities which can be played whilst seated or standing on exercise boards, including tennis, ten-pin bowling and other athletic sports.

After one games console had been delivered to the physiotherapy department, League member Keith Boam offered to donate the cost of a second Wii for the occupational therapists to use while out and about on the Manners and Oakwell wards.