Plymouth: £23M Help For Heroes Recovery Centre

6 April 2014, 09:08 | Updated: 6 April 2014, 09:29

£23m rehab centre opens in Plymouth

A £23 million pound recovery centre for wounded, unjured and sick serving military personnel, veterans and their families in the South West is due to be opened by the Duke of York.

The Naval Service Recovery Service (NSRC) is the first in the region and is funded by the charity Help for Heroes and run jointly with the Ministry of Defence. 

Work began in Devonport navel base in August 2011 and the centre has two buildings 

Parker VC accommodation block: 

  • 60 single cabins 
  • 6 family cabins 
  • social spaces 
  • large multi-functional space 
  • conference facility 
  • 24-hour reception support 

Endeavour building: 

  • sprung floor gymnasium 
  • 8 medical consultation rooms 
  • Support Hub for veterans 
  • hydrotherapy area 
  • 25 metre six lane swimming pool 

With guidance from military and civilian specialists, residents develop their own individual recovery plan through activities, including educational programmes, work placements and sport. 

All are designed to help them achieve their long term goals of either returning to the battlefield or civvy street and rebuilding their lives.