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A professional HealthCare Provider specialising in the treatment of police officers

Same Path Different Shoes

Written by Verna Norton about her road to recovery from Breast Cancer. Verna's journey started at Flint House on December 14th 2015.

" It's no secret, I discovered breast cancer at the very early stages.A strong message for the world, honestly describing how indiscriminate and cruelly it creeps into your life and takes over.By sheer determination, I was able to nip this bugger in the bud.I share my frustrations, highs and lows and vulnerability as the patient with an insight into feelings of vulnerability and exposure.As a nation, illness can throw people together from all walks of life.I speak my mind in your language, honest, hilarious and cheeky to give you comfort, laughter and strength.Keep winning!"

Available from Amazon books and Waterstones

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BBC Radio Essex Interview

David's interview with Sadie Nine this morning on support for injured Police Officers at Flint House. Topicality was that one of the injured officers in last weeks Westminster Bridge incident returning from a commendation ceremony is from Essex. 
Could this be a spur for the public to show more support for the Everyday Heroes that are our police men & women?
Have a listen!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04vzks3#play

Sadie Nine BBC Radio Essex

New equipment at Flint House

THE POLICE REHABILITATION CENTRE, FLINT HOUSE CELEBRATES £2,500 GIFT FROM THE PATRON’S FUND

Flint House is celebrating after receiving a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund, the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

Around £750,000 is available to distribute between nearly 300 charities and other organisations in the UK and the Commonwealth. The Fund received generous donations from a range of supporters; including individual donors, businesses, schools, community groups and the proceeds from The Patron’s Lunch, the event on the Mall last June.

“Our mission at The Police Rehabilitation Centre is to provide the highest standards of individually planned, intensive, rehabilitation services for sick and injured, serving and retired police officers”

PR and Communications Manager, Kevin Bishop went on to say …“As a charity over 125 years old and dedicated to serving and retired UK Police Officers, we are proud of having Royal Patronage that dates back to the first Convalescent Home and Orphanage at Clarendon Villas, Hove, in 1890. 
Flint House is committed to providing the best people, facilities and equipment for our patients both past, present and future. This gift has enabled the Centre to purchase two state of the art massage chairs that can assist in pain relief, relaxation and overall restorative health and wellbeing treatment across a wide spectrum of physical and mental conditions. We thank the Trustees of The Patrons Fund for their charitable gift”

Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of The Board of Trustees for The Patron’s Fund, said:

‘The Patron’s Fund is very pleased to be able to support Flint House with its valuable work. The Police Rehabilitation Centre, Flint House is among hundreds of organisations for which The Queen acts as a Patron, which between them make a difference to causes and communities in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth.’

#Rehabitswhatwedo #ThePatronsLunch

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Police Minister Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP Visit - 28/02/17

Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Police minister visited FH today to witness first hand what we can do for officers needing Mental Health Support as well as Physio treatments. After over two hours at Flint House we dare to believe he was impressed by what he saw...many thanks to all in every department who made visit welcoming and insightful.

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Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP observing the Anti Gravity Treadmill with Ian Barron and Ash Gray

Sally Bergmann retires

Today Flint House said cheerio to Sally (Capt.) Bergmann who at an age no gentleman would ask has taken to the  life of a distinguished retiree. 

For more than 13 years Sally has often been both the voice on the phone for patients and the first face seen when they enter Flint House. Always a smiler, organiser, extraordinaire, guardian of our grammar standards, typos hunter and the enthusiastic proponent of the correct usage of the omniscient apostrophe....!!

Well certainly for anything I have written in the last ten years. 

Sally, enjoy a life of travel and leisure, and you will need to visit us to check on writing standards. Hugs and missing you already. It's been an honour and a privilege to have known you.

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