I have been using Sandgate Hydrotherapy Pool for some time since I had two operations on my shoulder to keep me mobile and, apart from several weeks earlier in the year, have not had to receive physiotherapy.

A session at the pool can accommodate 16 or so people at a time. This would mean 16 separate physio sessions should the pool not be available, at considerable time and cost to the NHS.

I consider the pool vital to people's recovery, mobility and wellbeing.

In all fairness to the wonderful staff and users it should be permanently financed rather than a year or so at a time.

Christine Taylor