FORMER rugby league player Keith Mason has offered to help with a rehabilitation project at Dewsbury Hospital.
The Dewsbury-born rugby star-turned actor visited staff at the hospital last week to see a new garden area that has been created to help patients’ rehab as well as providing an outside space for them to enjoy.
He said: “It’s really important to have somewhere for people to go that is outside in the fresh air and sun. When people are in hospital this can be really difficult.
“Staff at the hospital saw the potential for a small disused courtyard area and have been able to drum up support to transform it. I know they still want to do more and I’ve offered to come and help.”
Keith has been supporting his partner Riona Kelly to walk again after she suffered a spinal stroke in 2015. He said: “Riona was told she would never walk again, but was determined to do it for her children. I’m so proud of what she has achieved and to have been a part of that rehabilitation process.
“Staff at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust were amazing and by supporting the efforts everyone is going to, to assist in the rehabilitation of patients, I hope I can make a difference.”