Police officers in Sheffield are to use a private hospital for food and toilet breaks as part of a new partnership.
Bosses at Claremont Hospital in Fulwood have agreed for officers to uses its facilities as part of the private healthcare provision on offer for members of the South Yorkshire branch of the Police Federation.
The Police Federation runs a member funded private healthcare scheme and in addition to medical care at Claremont police officers can now stop off there for comfort breaks.
Andy Davey, Claremont Hospital director, said: “The police do an amazing job and we’ve wanted to care for them exclusively for some time.
"We can’t offer emergency care but we can offer first class private healthcare for every day health concerns, tests, scans and surgery.
"We will continue to work with the police to ensure our offering to them is the best it can possibly be.”
Jim Lucas, South Yorkshire Police Federation secretary, added: “We’ve been working with Claremont for the past year or two to ensure that together, we can deliver the fastest and best healthcare possible to our healthcare scheme members.
"It is important for us to get our officers back on the beat following illness and having Claremont behind us, will help us achieve that in the most efficient way.”