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We are proud to be a silver accredited member of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and are working towards gold accreditation.

As we are one of the Island's main healthcare providers, we recognise how important it is to drive improvements across the care we provide for people who serve or have served in the UK Armed Forces and their families. With around 7,200 veterans on the Island, (a number which rises to circa 15,000 when including the Armed forces Community) the Veteran Aware accreditation will ensure that these people will be cared for by front line staff who have received training and education based on their specific needs. It will also mean that our staff can help to signpost them to other local support services.

Please let a member of our staff know if you or your spouse / partner has ever served in the UK Armed Forces so that we can best support your care needs. By recording you as veteran in your health care record we will help to ensure you are able to access specific veteran's health services, such as those for mental health, hearing loss and wheelchairs.

To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you. It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society. The covenant focuses on helping members of the Armed Forces community have the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen.

We welcome placement applications from serving members of the defence medical services. If this is of interest then please complete the application form and send to:

Combat Stress is a charity which supports veterans’ mental health, helping former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Treatment can be provided to veterans from every service and every conflict, in a range of settings, including phone, online and in the community or a specialist centre.

Veterans Outreach Support provides a welcoming setting where UK veterans and family members can drop in for confidential, social and psychological support. Telephone: 02392 731 767 or email: 

Op Courage helps military veterans, reservists, and serving personnel of the armed forces access mental health and well-being support. Telephone 0300 365 2000 (option 4).

SSAFA is an armed forces charity provides lifelong support for veterans and their families. Trained SSAFA volunteers can provide practical, emotional and financial support if and when veterans need it, via a network of local branches means that help and advice is always close at hand.

Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force and their families. Key services include household repairs, home adaptations, financial advice, care homes, dementia care, Admiral Nurses dementia care and a care phone service.

Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) is a charitable organisation that specialises in emotional and practical support when someone is in hospital, and when they are discharged but still receiving treatment. They will arrange to speak to the patient to help identify services and support, and enable referrals to a range of military and non-military organisations.

Help for Heroes provides recovery and support for members of the Armed Forces community whose lives are affected by their service, no matter when they served. The charity’s aim is to empower veterans and service personnel to look beyond illness and injury. A wide range of services is offered, including emotional support, mental health and wellbeing, career recovery, welfare and financial advice.

Op RESTORE: The Veterans Physical Health and Wellbeing Service provides specialist care to veterans with service-specific injuries. Veterans benefit from a personalised care plan implemented by top military and civilian trauma experts in health centres across England.    

Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club is a growing network across the UK and Worldwide. Each group consists of veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces, who meet up for support, a chat and some breakfast!