Patients in five of Surrey’s community hospitals have got a front row seat to watch the Olympics.

Surrey Community Health, which provides inpatient services at Walton Hospital, ensured every patient who is in hospital over the Games period will be able to watch the spectacle if they want to.

There were previously televisions in some of the community hospitals, but some had poor quality and in others there were not enough screens.

Virgin Care worked closely with the Leagues of Friends and NHS Surrey’s Charitable Funds, to make sure patients did not miss out by replacing or installing televisions.

The televisions were part of the organisation’s drive to ensure patients were stimulated while in hospital.

Bart Johnson, chief executive of Virgin Care, said: “The Olympic Games is the biggest thing to happen to this country in years. We wanted to make sure that our patients didn’t miss out on getting involved and cheering on our athletes as they make Britain proud.”