St Michael’s Lodge
Convalescence and rehabilitation breaks at multi-million pound treatment centre
Set in the picturesque Ribble Valley, Lancashire it’s the perfect place for our members to visit if they need time away to recover from injury or illness.
The centre offers a diverse programme, completely tailored to meet the individual needs of each guest.
A wide range of treatments are on offer including; physiotherapy, holistic therapy and hydrotherapy.
The Lodge has 30 bedrooms, with two of the rooms adapted for wheelchair users. All the rooms have TV, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, hairdryer and en-suite shower rooms.
There is a fully equipped gym for guests to improve their cardiovascular fitness and physical strength.
Relaxation is promoted with the beautiful orangery room overlooking open countryside, as well as, a comfortable TV lounge where internet access is available.
Outside guests can enjoy the landscaped garden, complete with patio area, water feature and hot tub.
Arranging your stay
As long as you have been a Benevolent Fund member for at least 6 months you can apply to stay for a short break. Your stay will include your physiotherapy/treatment sessions, meals and accommodation.
We ask that your stay be arranged within three months of booking to ensure the maximum benefit of your convalescence.
The rooms provided are double or twin and you can take another adult. Your mid-week stay can be taken Monday-Thursday, returning on Friday. Serving officers and police staff can apply to the Force for special leave to attend St Michael’s. Please speak to your supervisor about how to claim.
As the Fund is paying for your convalescence break we do not pay towards your travel costs.
The application form needs to be signed by Force Medical Officer, Occupational health nurse, Physiotherapist or your G.P and sent to the Benevolent Fund office. A referral will then be made to the North West Benevolent Fund and they will contact you directly to arrange your visit.
UPDATE: St Michael’s Lodge – Impact of Covid 19
There is, understandably, widespread concern about the current COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
If you have booked a convalescence or rehabilitation break at St Michael’s Lodge please read the below update from the convalescence facility.
The primary concern of the Ben Fund is the Health and Wellbeing of its members, visitors and staff. In light of the advice issued by Public Health England on 16 March 2020 to avoid non-essential contact, in consultation with the Trustees I have decided that, until further notice, the treatment offer will be substantially reduced or refined.
In practice this will mean the following:-
- St Michael’s Lodge will be closed as from 5pm 17 March 2020
- Physiotherapy treatment will suspended
- Holistic treatments will be suspended
- All wellbeing programmes are postponed and will be rearranged at the earliest opportunity
These unprecedented steps are temporary and proportionate to the current health emergency. The Ben Fund is monitoring the situation as it develops on a daily basis and look forward to resuming the full range of services at the earliest opportunity. In the meantime, thank you for your continued support and please monitor our website for further updates.
Updated 18th March 2020, We will update this page if we receive additional information.
For more information, please call us on 0121 752 4919 or click here.