Memorial to Sir Ludwig Guttmann

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2332
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you support the campaign, as led by the publication Jewish News, for a monument in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to celebrate the contribution of Sir Ludwig Guttmann, the founder of the first Games for disabled people in 1948 which paved the way for the Paralympic Games?

Answer

Answer for Memorial to Sir Ludwig Guttmann

Answer for Memorial to Sir Ludwig Guttmann

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Government announced this week that the health centre at the heart of the London 2012 Athletes' Village will be renamed the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health Centre as a lasting tribute to the father of the Paralympic movement, Sir Ludwig Guttmann. The polyclinic used by the athletes during the London 2012 Games will be handed over to the NHS. The centre will serve the new residents of the Olympic Village (which will be known as the East Village) and the existing local community.

Alongside its GP and pharmacy services, the centre will also provide a range of healthy activities to be chosen and run by the local community.