Late last year, we were visited by Norman Foster, a Police Officer with Durham CID. Norman has attended the Police Treatment Centres on numerous occasions throughout his distinguished career so is in a fantastic position to articulate his experiences of the treatment received. Here is his story.
“I have a long term injury which has required numerous visits to the Police Treatment Centre. My last visit was in October 2022 when I attended St Andrews in Harrogate. As always, the experience was second to none. From arriving through the front doors to my exit two weeks later, I was provided with the best service I could wish for. Every department from Reception, Catering, Housekeeping, Nursing to Physiotherapists and Gym team were approachable, helpful, supportive, and clearly had my best interests at heart. My physio Harriet had a full understanding of my condition and gave me a first-class level of treatment, and provided me with a rehabilitation plan once I left the centre.
The building itself is set in its own landscaped grounds, and although I wasn’t admitted for the Wellbeing programme, I felt fully relaxed and recharged when I left the facility. The food was healthy, plentiful and of a high standard. The building also has superb fitness facilities including gym, sports hall, and the extra wing recently built, provides extra sports facilities and meeting rooms.
I would recommend to anyone who needs any kind of treatment to make use of the facilities. You would struggle to find anywhere better for fitness and rehabilitation provision, cleanliness, and quality of service, bearing in mind how little it costs from your wage.
I would not hesitate to attend again and am happy to continue my subscriptions to support the charity. I would compare it to a first class hotel at a fraction of the cost and will definitely re-attend even if only for a ‘bed and breakfast’ weekend.
DC 1875 Norman Foster”