Police Treatment Centre Update

By DPF Admin10th September 2020General DPF News

Due to the current Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Police Treatment Centres took the difficult decision in March to close both their Centres to Patients, St Andrews & Castlebrae, until further notice. The Centres remained open for essential administration, Health and Safety and maintenance with a very small key number of employees on site.

We are now pleased to be able to share with you that both Centres will be able to reopen from Monday 7th September.

Please see the message below from the Police Treatment Centre:

“Our priority is to ensure we keep both our employees and our Patients safe and so to adhere to government and clinical guidance both Centres will initially reopen at a reduced capacity. This means that although we intend to run our Psychological Wellbeing Programme at full capacity from Monday 7 September, we will at first treat reduced numbers for our Physiotherapy Programme.

As our priority remains Patients, we shall not be running Hospitality B&B weekend breaks for the foreseeable future, which includes partners at weekends. We do hope to get these breaks back up and running as soon as possible.

You will also notice other changes when you attend the Centres, such as a one-way system, social distancing measures and some changes to classes. All attendees will be asked to complete a screening questionnaire prior to arrival and again at admission where a temperature test will also take place.  We do know that this is a lot to think about as we all adjust to new ways of doing things. We remain confident that you will still find the Centres a safe and relaxing space to focus on your personal health and wellbeing and receive the maximum benefit from your stay.

In terms of future bookings, our Clinical Teams have now contacted all the Officers who unfortunately had their residential treatment cancelled in March. The Team have been assessing Patient needs to make a joint decision as to whether a residential stay is still required, in order to achieve the maximum benefit.  Once the team had all the information required, we have sought to rebook individuals as swiftly as possible.

For now, we are prioritising the admission of those patients that had applied for treatment before we closed.  Unfortunately, this means that at this stage we are unable to accept any new applications for treatment for either of our Psychological Wellbeing and Physiotherapy Programmes. However, all of our clinical teams are working hard to deal with this backlog and we hope to be able to open up to new applications for both programmes in the very near future.

Please click here to read the full statement from the Police Treatment Centres CEO Patrick Cairns outlining the upcoming reopening schedule for centres at St Andrews in Harrogate and Castlebrae in Perthshire.
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