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.
See our facilities through our 360 degree virtual tours:
You can also get a feel for the Centre by watching our short promotional films, links at the bottom of this page.
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.
Please see our user guide
for further information about the cottages.
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.
The new Centre of Excellence has now been completed at St Andrews in Harrogate and will focus on supporting the wellbeing of the Police Family, with an expansion to the existing Psychological Wellbeing Programme at the Police Treatment Centres.
The new Clinical Services Wing consists of two new wings with two floors, containing 20 bedrooms, four additional counselling rooms, one nursing surgery room and additional office spaces, six therapy rooms, three workshop spaces and a community meeting room.
In addition to enabling an expansion to the existing Psychological Wellbeing Programme at the Police Treatment Centres, the new Centre of Excellence represents a strategic partnership between Police Care UK and the Police Treatment Centres.
The Psychological Wellbeing Programme is a two week structured programme designed specifically for Serving Officers with mild to moderate anxiety and depression, and stress related issues.
An independent study evaluating the effectiveness and impact of the Psychological Wellbeing Programme provided at the PTC found a statistically significant improvement in health, anxiety, depression and wellbeing after completion of the programme.
Recommendations from the study were to focus on and evaluate the medium to long term impacts of the Programme and to consider a more formalised follow up consultation and peer support. This is something the Clinical Team are actively pursuing together with updating the Programme with some new elements.
We aim to establish the Centre as a national specialist facility focusing on building resilience to better support the wellbeing of officers and staff and providing access to treatment that reflects the needs of policing, potentially developing a specific Post Traumatic Stress programme in the future.
B&B - Rooms are available each weekend, at the highly competitive rate of £120 for a double room or £100 single for Friday & Saturday nights. For further information about our B&B weekends, click here.
Virtual Tour of St Andrews
Patient Video - St Andrews
Drone footage - St Andrews