Martin Salter - working hard for Reading West

Save RBH Hydrotherapy

Back in 1998 I campaigned with Arthritis Matters, the MS Society and many others to ensure that the new consolidated hospital on the RBH site contained a hydrotherapy facility. We had a pool at Battle Hospital - originally paid for by Friends of Reading Hospitals - but unfortunately no provision for hydrotherapy was made in the relocation plans. We were eventually successful and I was delighted to attend the opening of the brand new pool in 2005.

Hydrotherapy is an invaluable treatment for those suffering from chronic pain conditions and despite what is being claimed the pool is well used and costs very little in terms of subsidy.

I’ve agreed to come out of retirement to support the campaign to keep the hydrotherapy pool open and I am working with Labour Councillors in Reading and my successor Alok Sharma MP to this end. We have produced a dossier making the case against the closure of this important facility which you can read HERE.

Please also sign the online petition HERE