Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) signs Armed Forces Covenant in support of veterans
Health / Fri 28th Oct 2022 at 08:40am
THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has signed the Armed Forces Covenant in support of veterans.
This demonstrates PAHT’s commitment to supporting veterans across all areas. This includes ensuring that veterans receive appropriate care; raising awareness of veterans; with established links to veteran services in the community; and making referrals for veterans to other services as appropriate. It also involves PAHT’s pledge as an employer; with training and education on the needs of veterans, and veterans’ champions.
Following making the pledge, PAHT will continue to develop the support it provides to veterans, for its patients and people.
Kelly French, head of operations, urgent and emergency care, a veterans’ champion at PAHT, said: “It means a great deal to me to see PAHT sign the Armed Forces Covenant.
“I have a family connection to the military and I know how important it is to veterans to be aware that as a place to receive care and as an employer, the needs of veterans are fully supported.”
Stephanie Lawton, chief operating officer, who co-signed the covenant on behalf of PAHT, added: “We are proud to have made our pledge to veterans in our community today.
It is disgrace that military hospitals like the Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital in Woolwich were closed or converted to NHS hospitals. I received my best ever medical at QAMH.