Leicestershire County Cricket Club renews medical partnership
Leicestershire County Cricket Club’s has renewed the partnership with Morningside Pharmaceuticals which allowed the creation of its onsite medical centre.
Prior to the creation of the Morningside Medical Centre at the Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, players and visitors were treated offsite for injuries or if they fell ill, which put added pressure on the club and emergency services when treatment was urgently needed.
Since Morningside Pharmaceuticals’ sponsorship began in 2016, LCCC has continued to make advancements in sports science and medicine. This has enabled the club to remain at the forefront of using innovative new technology and systems to ensure players, staff and the local community’s health and wellbeing are given the best support possible.
One player to have benefitted from the medical facilities is Club Captain, Paul Horton, who said: “As a player it’s crucial we have the facilities onsite to treat and rehabilitate us, as we need to stay on the field as much as possible.
“The cricket season is demanding and can take its toll on the players’ bodies. Crucially we need to keep as many players fit and fresh as possible, in order to compete, as injuries can have a real impact on our chances of success.”
For Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Chief Executive of Morningside Pharmaceuticals and an active member of the club, the medical centre aligns well with his company’s values.
Dr Kotecha said: “Morningside Pharmaceuticals has been built upon the mission of making quality healthcare an affordable and accessible reality throughout the world.
“For this reason, we’re a passionate supporter of a wide range of good causes connected to community, education, health and sport. We’re also committed to working with communities to bring them together and improving the quality of life of the people living there.”