Saturday 24 June is Armed Forces Day – a chance for people to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.
Our Trust is proudly accredited as a Veteran Aware NHS organisation by the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA).
Formal accreditation as a Veteran Aware organisation recognises our work in identifying and sharing best practice across the NHS and modelling the best standards of care for the Armed Forces community.
The VCHA seeks to showcase high quality veterans’ healthcare and support NHS trusts to learn from each other by sharing what works. This includes committing to the Armed Forces Covenant, raising awareness among staff of veterans’ healthcare needs, and establishing clear links with service charities and local support providers.
Our staff are encouraged to complete training modules so they have an understanding of what the Veterans Covenant entails and the specific requirements for supporting the Armed Forces veterans community.
Thank you to all our currently serving troops, veterans, reservists and cadets.