Press Release

26th January 2012

Road to recovery leads to a trip around the world.

This week saw Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Duncan McNeil welcome the head of Inverclyde Globetrotters to the Scottish Parliament.


The group who recently completed a virtual walk to the moon gave a series of short presentations on the challenges currently facing cardiac rehabilitation.


Last year the group, encouraged by messages of support from Olympic Champion Steve Redgrave completed a virtual walk round the world in support of the cardiac rehabilitation team at Inverclyde Royal Hospital. During 117 weeks “on the road”, the Inverclyde Globetrotters covered 6,000 miles in the gym.


Duncan McNeil who convenes the Health and Sports Committee at the Scottish Parliament said;


I was delighted that the Inverclyde Globetrotters came to Parliament. I have been tremendously impressed by the commitment and enthusiasm of this group and the support they have given to the cardiac rehabilitation unit at Inverclyde Royal Hospital’


Cardiac rehabilitation has played a crucial role in helping patients from Greenock and Inverclyde who have suffered a heart attack or stroke get back to everyday life as soon as possible’.