Veteran aware accreditation for Weston General Hospital

PUBLISHED: 09:00 20 May 2019

Weston Area Health NHS Trust has been given the accreditation by the Veterans Covenant Hospital Alliance.

Weston Area Health NHS Trust has been given the accreditation by the Veterans Covenant Hospital Alliance.

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Weston General Hospital has been named a veteran aware hospital due to its commitment to improving care for past and present members of the armed forces.

The accreditation comes from the Veterans Covenant Hospital Alliance (VCHA) and Weston Area Health NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, is one of only 33 members of the scheme.

Phil Walmsley, deputy chief executive and director of operations at the trust, said: "Military veterans have risked their lives to ensure our safety.

"As a patient we should ensure that we offer veterans everything that we know they deserve.

"Military veterans bring a significant set of skills and we should be linking in to benefit them and the NHS."

Trusts recognised as veteran aware will display posters in their clinics and public waiting areas urging anyone who has served in the armed forces to make themselves known to staff.

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