The Police Treatment Centre, St Andrews, (previously known as the Northern Police Convalescent Home) officially opened in 1903 and still occupies the same site on Harlow Moor Road today.
Prior to having its own building to convalesce at, police officers shared the space of the police orphange, which is now known as the St George's Police Children Trust, to read more about this click here
The Centre has greatly expanded and over the years, the services provided have developed to meet the changing nature of police work.
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Today St Andrews can accommodate and treat up to a maximum of 77 patients over a two week period (the general length of stay for a serving officer). Accommodation can range from single/double or twin bedrooms plus a cottage enabling families to stay for those people who would otherwise not be able to attend due to child care responsibilities.
For those officers requiring treatment on the physiotherapy programme, 65 patients can be admitted over a two week period. For officers attending on the psychological wellbeing Programme, a maximum of 16 patients can be admitted to the Centre.
At the end of 2014, St Andrews was awarded a grant from the government of £502,000 from LIBOR fines. This allowed a number of developments and modernisation's to take place.
The facilities in the reception area at St Andrews have been improved so that the highest level of customer service can be given to attending patients, with a more customer focused space. The refurbishment also focused on making the reception more capable of supporting people with disabilities.
In order for the PTC to continue to offer the highest level of treatment, a large proportion of the grant was used to upgrade the cardiovascular & resistance gym equipment. In the past the PTC has received reconditioned equipment but the LIBOR grant enabled for the first time brand new equipment to be purchased.
The PTC were also able to purchase two new elite types of equipment – a Wattbike & two AlterG Antigravity treadmills. Developed in association with British Cycling and used by World and Olympic Champions, the Wattbike is the first factory calibrated indoor bike to deliver accurate, consistent performance data and technical feedback. The AlterG treadmills allow you to reduce gravity’s impact by selecting any weight between 20% and 100% of your body weight by 1% increments, meaning you can rehabilitate lower extremity injuries with less pain and less impact.
A new indoor cycling studio and outdoor exercise area was built and the onsite Summer House was fully refurbished in order to hold relaxation classes & as a quiet area for patients.
And finally, the new Catherine Gurney Sensory Garden was formed, which now provides a quiet area for personal contemplation, and proves to be of great benefit to our patients recovery.
B&B - Rooms are available in 2018 each weekend from February 9th until December 14th, still at the highly competitive rate of £100 for a double room or £80 single for Friday & Saturday nights. For further information about our B&B weekends, click here.
Patient Video - St Andrews
Drone footage - St Andrews