UHCW set to sign the Armed Forces Covenant on Remembrance Day

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust is set to formally pledge its ongoing support and commitment to the Armed Forces.

 

Chief Executive Professor Andy Hardy will be joined by the Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands, Mr John Crabtree OBE, and Lieutenant Colonel Paul Walkley, of the 11th Signal and West Midlands Brigade, to sign the Armed Forces Covenant on Monday, November 11.

 

Upon signing the Covenant, UHCW will join more than 30 other Acute Trusts to become a member of the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance and will become one of 4,000+ organisations committed to actively supporting the Armed Forces.

 

This pledge includes delivering the highest quality of care to our Veterans and supporting the Armed Forces as an employer through recognising those who have committed to serve as Reservists or as Armed Forces Reserve Cadet Force Adult Volunteers.

 

The Trust will also assist military personnel leaving the services and transitioning from a military to a civilian career.

 

Professor Hardy said: "We’re delighted to make this public commitment to our armed forces in recognition of everything they do to keep us safe every day.

 

“We have a duty of care to our military personnel and their families and we can express our gratitude through the healthcare we provide and by positively attracting them into the NHS workforce.

 

“Signing the Covenant on such a poignant date offers an ideal opportunity to recognise the value that serving personnel, Regulars and Reserves, Veterans and military families contribute to our country.”

 

The Covenant will be signed during a special ceremony being held from 10.40am in the Faith Centre at University Hospital.

 

Further information on the aims and principles of the Armed Forces Covenant is available at www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk.


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