The exciting partnership with Northern Ireland’s leading private healthcare provider will offer the Giants the highest level of medical care to ensure they are all fighting fit for the next three seasons.
As medical partners, the Belfast Giants will have access to state-of-the-art equipment, Private GP service, over 300 medical specialists as well as the Kingsbridge Sports and Physiotherapy Clinic at Queen’s University PEC.
Belfast Giants legend and Head Coach Adam Keefe knows the importance access to high quality medical care all too well, after more than 15 years at the top of the professional ice hockey game. He said: “Ensuring the health, safety and fitness of our players is of paramount importance to the Belfast Giants. Kingsbridge are at the top of their game and were our first choice as a medical partner, so we are thrilled to be working with them for the next three seasons.
“Having access to innovative sports medicine and fast and effective treatments is a huge benefit to our players and the team as a whole. We are very much looking forward to working with them to ensure the optimum fitness and health of our team. We have exciting plans in the pipeline for health and wellbeing related content that will also benefit fans in the future.”
Kingsbridge Private Hospital operates the only private GP and minor injuries clinic in Northern Ireland, ensuring that the ice hockey team avoid lengthy waiting times and are seen by some of the best healthcare professionals in the business.
The five-star facility will also ensure that the Belfast Giants will have access to MRI and CT scans in the multi-million pound scanning suite, cardiac screening, physiotherapy, ear and eye care, orthopaedic consultancy, as well as a comprehensive referral pathway which will allow the players to be assessed and triaged at the clinic, should they need it.
Claire Winter, Group Marketing Manager at Kingsbridge said the team were proud to partner with the Giants. She said: “Our aim is to provide the highest standards in medical care, ensuring our patients are as comfortable and content as can be. We will be on-hand for any of the players’ needs and they will have immediate access to contact us if there’s any medical issues or concerns, they have.
“Many of the Belfast Giants are not originally from Northern Ireland so we are pleased to be able to offer them and their families a home-from-home medical service at Kingsbridge Private Hospital. Our expertly trained staff will ensure the whole team is well cared for and treated with the highest levels of technological advancement and expertise.
“We look forward to working with the Belfast Giants and wish them all the best for the new season ahead.”