The history of Stoke Mandeville has been well documented, especially since the success of the Paralympic Games in London in 2012. In summary, the second world war created a large number of casualties who were sent to Stoke Mandeville to be treated by a very special man, Dr Lutwig Guttmann. Whilst helped them recover he gave them both the confidence and ambition to compete in various sports. Stoke Mandeville became the birthplace of the modern day Paralympic Games and it continues to hold a very special place in the nation's heart.
However, the demand for continues and patients return again and again for treatment and support.