A private hospital in Harrogate that cares for injured police officers has chosen Knaresborough’s Vital Online Studio to develop its new website.
The Police Treatment Centre, in Harlow Moor Road, was founded in the town in 1897 and opened a second hospital in Auchterarder, between Stirling and Perth, in 1996.
It is supported by voluntary donations from serving police officers primarily from the northern forces of the UK, but also from British Transport Police, the Civil Nuclear Constabulary and the Ministry of Defence Police.
Each year around 4,000 officers attend the centres mostly for physiotherapy but also to help with recovery from an operation or other treatment such as for stress.
Andy Topps, sales director of Vital Online Studio, said:
“We are delighted to be able to work with a local company that has a nationwide reputation for the great work that it carries out.
“Being a charity it is entirely funded by donations with 86 per cent coming via weekly subscriptions from police officers with the remainder from fundraising, third party claims, dividends received and other little extras such as room hire and its lottery and these elements have all been incorporated into the site.”
Nicola Ridgway, PR and fundraising manager said:
“I found the team at Vital a real pleasure to work with. Nothing was too big a problem for them and everything was explained in an easy to understand manner, making it an enjoyable process.
“The brief fully met all of our expectations and any ideas we had regarding design were incorporated, resulting in a website we can be really proud of.
“The aftercare service has been as efficient as the care the whole way through the process, and I would strongly recommend this company to anyone who is looking to redesign/redevelop their own websites in the future.”
The patron of the Police Treatment Centres is HRH the Duke of York while the Honourable Simon Howard of Castle Howard is it president.