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What is DCHW?
DCHW is your friendly local Leisure Centre, “where everyone knows your naaame”, home to a gym, spin studio, group exercise studio, squash and badminton courts, and The Lounge cafe. Our gym has recently been refurbished with the latest Matrix cardio and resistance equipment, and has a dedicated free weights area.
With over 35 exercise classes a week, from Body Pump to Pilates, and Zumba to Body Combat, no matter what your goal, level of fitness or exercise preference we have plenty to offer you. You can even take a spin class in our dedicated Spin Studio. Our qualified gym instructors will give you a full induction and, if desired, assist you with bespoke workout programmes designed to help you reach your fitness goals.
After your workout you can relax in comfort in The Lounge, with a freshly brewed cappuccino and well-earned snack.
Where is DCHW?
We are situated behind the main hospital, past ED next to the Staff Car Park & Car Park C
Why become a member of DCHW?
Colleague Membership – This is a complimentary membership that enables you to access our facilities on a pay-as-you-go basis without incurring the £1.50 guest fee Link to Colleague Application Form
Full NHS Membership – This membership gives you unlimited access to all our facilities (gym visits, exercise classes, squash and badminton), at the discounted rate of £16 per month! (Non NHS fee £26pm) Simply complete the application form and return it to DCHW. You can commence your membership any time and your membership payments will be deducted directly from your pay each month. Download application form here.
Associate Membership – Don’t sweat solo! With a Full NHS Membership you can sign up two non-NHS friends or family as full members for the same discounted rate, provided it is paid via the main member’s salary. Link to Associate Member Form
Become a full gym member and pay nothing extra for use of badminton/squash courts!
Book a court and play with friends, as long as at least one of you is a member, come down and have a game. *Guest fee applies to non-members.
Off peak : £4.95
Off peak times are Mon-Fri 7am-4.30pm.
Here at DCHW we offer a glass backed court, book a squash court today, enjoy a game with a competitor that's not only fun but great for your fitness too. *Guest fee applies to non-members.
Off Peak: £4.60
*Guest fee: £1.50 per person.