The health centre at the heart of the London 2012 Athletes’ Village will be renamed as a lasting tribute to the father of the Paralympic movement, Sir Ludwig Guttmann, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today.
Legacy runs through the heart of London 2012, and we want the Paralympic Games to leave behind a strong legacy for disabled people.
Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley, visited the London Ambulance Service event control room today and met some of the staff working during the Games.
Games4Life, a new campaign to inspire the nation to get active during this year’s summer of sport, was launched today by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be the biggest sporting event on the planet this year and the largest national event that the UK has ever hosted.
Fulfilling the 2005 pledge made by Seb Coe, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have inspired a generation to take up sport and get more active. Read about the facilities which have received Olympic investment and the people who have be inspired by sport.
The inspirational power of the Games is encouraging people throughout the UK to take up sport and make the most of their community’s sporting facilities. Find out more about the how the Games are inspiring a nation in this section.
A key promise when the UK won its Olympic bid was to use the Games to inspire a generation of young people to choose sport. The foundations for this sporting legacy of London 2012 are already in place and you can read about these programmes in this section.
In this short film, German Dr Claudia Bausewein discusses the UK’s leadership in palliative care, saying that “healthcare is at the heart of British society”. Claudia explains how the modern hospice movement began in the UK in the 1960s. Dame Cicely Saunders pioneered the patient-centred approach to palliative care, and Claudia believes the UK has led in this field ever [...]