Life-changing Rotherham obesity clinic to feature on TV

By Sam Cooper | 09/10/2017

Life-changing Rotherham obesity clinic to feature on TV
Presenter and journalist Ranvir Singh interviews Dr Matt Capehorn for the ITV Tonight programme. 171710-2

THE life-changing work of Rotherham Institute for Obesity will once again feature on national television after crews filmed a feature at the facility.

ITV’s Tonight programme interviewed centre director Dr Matt Capehorn about the facility having to close the doors to NHS patients after council bosses pulled the plug on its funding.

Camera crews also filmed patient Joanne Kealing using RIO’s purpose-built gym.

RIO closed to all but private patients in July after Rotherham Borough Council said it could not provide it with the £300,000 funding needed to accept NHS patients for a further year despite the Advertiser calling for RIO to be saved as part of its Fighting Fit campaign.

It helped more than 7,000 people lose a total of 33.7 tonnes over eight years.

Dr Capehorn said the documentary would be screened in November.

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