Beds at Shenton Park for exercising as well as sleeping

At Shenton Park, George Bedbrook stressed a sterile environment and strategies to prevent pressure sores. He gathered around him a talented and committed staff including John (Johnno) Johnston, a former army fitness instructor, who worked as a physiotherapist. Johnston created a pulley system for patients in bed. As soon as patients were able to start exercising, in bed or out, they were required to begin. There was also a small gymnasium where patients trained on a weights circuit and were encouraged to climb ropes to develop upper body strength. The ultimate achievement was climbing the rope to the top and signing your name on the ceiling.