AMPUTEE TURNED AWAY FROM POOL

NILABE111018b1, Victoria park leisure centre, Ilkeston.
NILABE111018b1, Victoria park leisure centre, Ilkeston.

AN AMPUTEE has revealed her distress after being turned away from Victoria Park Leisure Centre twice because staff are not trained to use a disabled hoist.

Christine Hallam, 54, lost one of her legs and the other was left badly scarred when she was run over as a child.

On two visits to the newly-refurbished centre she has been turned away after being told no one was available to help her into the pool.

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