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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-23-06

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Hospital hosts tea party in support of Armed Forces' Week

SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust have held a tea party in support of Armed Forces' Week and SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity. During the afternoon tea and coffee that was kindly donated by Bookers was served and a cake sale took place, with all donations for SSAFA. A vintage World War 2 Military Ambulance also was in attendance along with members of 208 Field Hospital, Liverpool and 207 Field Hospital, Manchester. The event had lots of displays about the role of medics in the Military on show thoughout the afternoon. The Trust is the 2016 public sector winner of the North West Armed Services Business Award and has a track record of working collaboratively with personnel. This includes providing flexible working for Reservists to undertake their Military commitments as on Exercise and Operational Deployments, with paid support and access to a Forces Champion.  A number of staff at the Trust are members of the reserve forces or veterans, including Head of Nursing Kath Higgins, who is also a Lieutenant colonel within the Army Reserve. Kath said just before the event:- "We're thrilled to be supporting Armed Forces' Week and SSAFA. This is a great opportunity for our staff, patients and members of the public to find out more about the Armed Services and the role medical staff play."


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