Derbyshire Police Federation

PTC to re-open next month

26 March 2021

The Police Treatment Centres (PTC) will be re-opening in April following months of temporary closure due to the Covid-19 crisis.

In line with the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, the charity will be re-opening both of its centres on Monday 26 April.

Ensuring they adhere to Government guidelines and clinical guidance, the psychological wellbeing programme will run at normal capacity, but reduced numbers will be treated on the physiotherapy programme.

Derbyshire Police Federation chair Tony Wetton has welcomed the re-opening saying: “The support the PTC provides for the police family is absolutely invaluable. I am extremely pleased to hear that they will be able open their doors again.

“Like other organisations, they have impressively adapted their services to ensure those receiving their support will remain safe while gaining the treatment they need.”

The charity supports present and past employees of the police who subscribe to the PTC,  with treatment for psychological and physical injuries, conditions or illnesses.

As they prepare for re-opening, the centres - in Harrogate and Auchterarder - have confirmed they are doing all they can to keep their centres both safe and relaxing for residential attendees. 

Safety measures that were introduced last year at both centres are still in place, including a one-way system, the wearing of masks and social distancing. Those staying on site will all be asked to complete a screening questionnaire upon arrival and admission, with regular temperature checks taken throughout the day. 

Due to current restrictions hospitality bed and breakfast weekends will not be available and those staying at the centres will not be able to be joined by their families at the weekend.

The re-opening of the centres will coincide with the hand-over of the new Clinical Services Wing at Harrogate, a multi-million-pound project that will increase the number of bedrooms on site by 20. The refurbishment also provides extra counselling rooms, new complementary therapy rooms and an increased clinical workshop space and meeting facilities. 

All those who had their residential treatment cancelled earlier this year due to the pandemic are being contacted. However, if you believe you should have received a phone call from the PTC and have not heard from them by 12 April then you are advised to contact the admissions team. 





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