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Sign of the times

“Good to see the Veteran Aware sign now up at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King’s Lynn,” said Ian Razzell, East of England Lead.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust successfully reached Veteran Aware accredited status in June this year and is the tenth in the Region to do so. 87 NHS providers in England are now Veteran Aware accredited (September 2021) and the Veteran Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA) aims to have all Trusts in England accredited by November 2022 at the latest.

Ian, a former Army Officer and veteran himself, acknowledged the significant support he has received from Lady Phillipa Dannatt MBE, the Lord Lieutenant for Norfolk; the Trust’s Chief Executive Officer, Caroline Shaw; and Emma Harrison, who is Patient Experience and Public Involvement Lead for the Trust. “I look forward to continuing to develop our relationship. The Trust’s approach to providing the best possible care for veterans – and reservists – is tremendous,” he continued.

Hospital volunteer, Trevor, also has military connections 

 “I want to give a special mention to Trevor (pictured) who is a volunteer at the hospital, and who also has connections to the military,” Ian added. 

The VCHA is committed to improving Armed Forces and Veteran care whilst raising standards for all. 

Details of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital may be found here

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