We have been saddened in recent times to learn of so many hydrotherapy pools around the country under threat, being closed temporarily and in some cases closed permanently. As such, NASS is working in partnership with AStretch to kickstart a campaign to Save Our Pools. We are working on involving more organisations including the Chartered Society for Physiotherapy, other charities representing people using the pools, and service users themselves.
There are a variety of reasons for this, but all seem to boil down to one issue: funding. Reasons given are:
- Maintenance needed – too expensive to fix / part not found
- Nobody claiming responsibility for funding
- No evidence of the benefits
NASS cannot help hospitals to get their finances and organisation in order. We can however prove the benefits of hydrotherapy with your help.