The Olympic polyclinic is to be named after Sir Ludwig Guttmann, the pioneering neurosurgeon who organised the first 'Stoke Mandeville Games' to coincide with the London Olympics in 1948.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt said: 'Sir Ludwig Guttmann devoted his life to improving the care of disabled people, using sport to help turn people's lives around completely. Without his innovative work, it's clear the Paralympics as we know them today would simply not exist. So it's only fitting that we dedicate this state-of-the-art health centre to his memory.'
The health centre will provide NHS GP services to residents of the Olympic Village (East Village) and the existing community in Stratford.