Truro Health Park was officially opened on Tuesday 21st September by Cornwall’s world champion Paralympic swimmer Jonathan Fox and the Mayor and Mayoress of Truro, Ron and Jean Cooke.
Jonathan, who was born with cerebral palsy, took up swimming competitively at the age of 11 as part of his physiotherapy regime. He was selected in 2003 for the British Swimming Disability Start Programme. In 2008 he was a silver medallist in the Paralympic Games in Beijing. He is a regular member of the GB Team and is training for the London 2012 Paralympics.
Jonathan said: “I would like to thank the NHS and Newquay Cormorants for taking me from a hydrotherapy pool to a 50-metre Olympic pool. I hope my achievements in the past and future will inspire other Cornish people with disabilities to follow in my footsteps.”
The health park has brought together onto one site a range of health services including two GP practices, a pharmacy, podiatrists, emergency dentists, eating disorder specialists, and speech and language therapists.
The Mayor said he was impressed with the city’s new health park and thanked everyone who helped to make it a reality.
Rod Hulme, director of Community 1st Cornwall, commented: “Community 1st is very proud to have been part of this project and to have delivered such an outstanding facility for the people of Truro.”