MKUH receives Armed Forces Veterans Aware Accreditation

Date: 21/04/2023

We are delighted to announce that Milton Keynes University Hospital is now an accredited Armed Forces Veteran Aware Trust. This is the next exciting step in the hospital’s journey to ensure that all members of the Armed Forces, whether active, reserves, former or retired members are always treated appropriately, and with no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services.

The Armed Forces Veterans Aware accreditation – easily identified on publications and organisational websites by a purple tick – recognises the Trust’s work identifying and sharing best practice across the NHS as an exemplar of the best standards of care for the Armed Forces community.

Chief Executive Joe Harrison said: “We are honoured and delighted to be awarded Armed Forces Veterans Aware accreditation. Since we signed the Armed Forces Covenant in May 2021, our colleagues have worked hard to ensure that any current or former members of our armed forces, including reservists, are treated equably at all times, whether as staff, patients or visitors.”

General Lord Dannatt, patron of the Veterans Healthcare Alliance said: “We thank you for your hard work demonstrating the NHS’s commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, for your work to date and for your continuing support to drive these improvements across the NHS.”

Lord Dannatt paid particular tribute to the Trust’s Armed Forces Covenant Support Officer Johanna (JJ) Hrycak, adding: “JJ delivered a comprehensive and excellent programme that will no doubt have a positive impact on the military community served by your Trust.”