The trust, which includes Burnley General Teaching Hospital, Clitheroe and Pendle Community Hospitals, is a finalist in this year’s Health Service Journal’s Military and Civilian Health Partnership Award category.
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Veterans’ Champion and Clinical Site Manager for the Trust, Fiona Lamb and Armed Forces Advocate Shafiq Sadiq are ensuring that as many veterans or members of the armed forces as possible receive any specialist support they may need while accessing health care services.
Kate Quinn, Chief Operating Officer of Human Resources and Organizational Development at the Trust, said: “We are delighted that our work has been recognised.
“We value each individual equally and often have to tailor the care we provide to meet an individual’s needs. Our veterans, armed forces personnel and their families are among them.
“We have created strong links with several organizations, locally and nationally, to provide support and advice that helps us support admitted patients, but also helps avoid this need in the first place.”
ELHT recently received the Employer Recognition Program Gold Award for outstanding support to the Armed Forces community.
This year, an impressive 1,067 applications were received, and 219 projects and individuals were shortlisted.
Now in its 42nd year, the HSJ Awards continue to provide an opportunity to highlight the exceptional efforts and achievements of individuals and teams in healthcare.