The outdoor green gym at Chase Farm HospitalTo help staff, patients, visitors and the local community stay healthy a new cafe and outdoor green gym are opening this week at Chase Farm Hospital. 

Over 65% of adults and 41% of children age 10-11 in Enfield are overweight or obese*. Chase Farm Hospital is working with partners including Enfield Council, Macmillan Cancer Support, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Medirest to encourage adults and young people to eat healthier and get more active. 

Gary Mabbutt MBE, former England and Tottenham Hotspur footballer and patron of Diabetes UK, will join Councillor Vicki Pite to offically open the cafe and green gym on Wednesday 28 September at 11.30am. 

Food tastings, gym demonstrations and smoothie making will be available. Following the opening Macmillan Cancer Support and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation will lead a walking group.

Fiona Jackson, director of Chase Farm Hospital said; “We want to encourage and support our patients, staff and the local community to get fit and healthy and are delighted our partners are working with us to achieve this.”

The new cafe, run by Medirest on behalf of the trust, serves healthy main meals, snacks, sandwiches and drinks, as well as newspapers, magazines and toiletries. The exciting outdoor gym is equipped with a combination of cardio, strength and toning work stations for those who want to improve their levels of fitness and health. 

*Reference: Public Health Outcomes Framework 2012/14 Public Health England. 


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The Royal Free London attracts patients from across the country and beyond to its specialist services in liver and kidney transplantation, haemophilia, renal care, HIV, infectious diseases, plastic surgery, immunology, Parkinson's disease, vascular surgery, cardiology, amyloidosis and scleroderma and we are a member of the academic health science partnership UCLPartners.

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