Marking NHS 75th with Free Access

Published on: July 3rd 2023

Charitable Trust – Trilogy Active –  is marking the 75th Anniversary of the NHS by giving free use of its services to health care staff in Northampton.

The three-month offer includes free access to the gym and swimming pool at Cripps Recreation Centre for NHS employees every Friday from 1pm to 6pm and starts on the 7 July 2023 ending on the 6 October 2023.

“We are delighted that as part of the national celebration of the 75 years the NHS has been serving the population of Northampton, and the UK, that we can open our doors to Doctors, Nurses and all health care professionals as a small thank you for the real difference they make,” said Managing Director or Trilogy Active John Fletcher.

“As a business, we work closely with our NHS friends in delivering services to the Northampton community, which includes helping the NHS reduce waiting times for COPD patients, the Activity on Referral (AOR) scheme with the General Practice Alliance which provides health coaches for patients and the Get Up & Go OTAGO Falls Prevention Scheme,” he added.

“Therefore, to open our doors and offer free use of our services every Friday afternoon for three months is something we are proud to do, and we look forward to playing our part in looking after our highly valued local NHS community.”

The work of Trilogy Active with the NHS also includes NHFT Health Visitors who are able to use Duston Sports Centre free of charge to engage with young families and complete NHS Health Visitor Child Development checks. 

The NGH Community Stroke Team also use Duston Sports Centre facilities (including the gym) to run weekly sessions with patients as part of their rehabilitation, and from the end of July, there will be a new NGH Staff Wellbeing Walk where Trilogy Active staff will be training NGH staff to deliver their own wellbeing walks.

The full details of the offer to NHS staff are:

  • Free access to the gym and swimming pool at Cripps Recreation Centre for NHS employees every Friday 1 – 6 pm (not including classes or racket sports.)
  • Starts on 7 July and ends on 6 October 2023 (3 months.)
  • Available to all NHS employees, they must show their NHS employee ID badges at the barrier to be given access by a member of the Cripps team.
  • NHS employees must be able to swim 50m to gain access to the swimming pool.

“We get that our much valued NHS is more stretched than ever, and its dedicated staff are working harder than ever before.” John Fletcher said. “We also understand the important role physical and emotional fitness can play in helping health professionals relax, and therefore, we hope that this three month offer is used by as many NHS staff as possible as the UK commemorates 75 years of this great institution.”

Trilogy Active operates Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, The Mounts Baths and the Forum Cinema as well as Berzerk Soft Play Centre in Northampton.

In addition to the offer, Trilogy Active have an ongoing corporate membership offer at Cripps Recreation Centre for NGH employees, giving them access to all of the facilities for a reduced monthly fee. More info