Athletes’ Health Centre handed over to NHS with new name



As it is handed over from London 2012 to the NHS, the building which served as the athletes health centre for the duration of the games will be given a new name.

The Sir Ludwig Guttman Health Centre, will be named after the Father of the Paralympics. Sir Ludwig, a Jewish neurologist, revolutionised the care of patients with spinal injuries at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, and set up a sporting tournament for patients in 1948 which coincided with the London Olympics, and was the forerunner of the modern Paralympics.

The new centre will provide a range of GP, and health services for local residents from summer 2013, as the Olympic Park is transformed form a sporting venue to a residential district with full local services.