Castlebrae treats approximately 1650 serving and retired officers each year which means that at on any given week there can be more than 60 officers resident at the centre and all receiving treatment. This puts certain strains on our resources, particularly in terms of the capacity of the treatment pool, rehabilitation gym and fitness studio, each of which, when originally constructed, were not built to deal with so many patients.
Demand for our services continues to rise and we are now at the point whereby our facilities need to be expanded and refurbished to cope with this capacity. The rehab gym and fitness studio are now too small with class sizes having to be limited and there is insufficient exercise equipment in the rehab gym to meet current demand. The treatment pool which is vital to many patients rehabilitation is also too small, again limiting class sizes, and there is no dedicated hydrotherapy pool at Castlebrae as there is at St Andrews.
Plans were drawn up to develop the rehabilitation and treatment areas of the centre including the construction of a new larger pool, a hydrotherapy pool, and the creation of a larger rehab gym and fitness hall. This work is at a cost of £2.5m. We have been fundraising towards this target and have now raised approx. £2.2m which leaves just £300,000 still to go. As a result the Board of Trustees has now given the go ahead for the appointment of a contractor with the hope of work commencing in the very near future.
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to view the Centre’s development plans.
If you or your organisation is in a position to support the charity with our fundraising we would love to hear from you. For further information please contact Graeme Addison
on 01764 664369.