In Lincolnshire we are particularly proud of our military heritage. As a provider of healthcare services we are committed to ensure that military veterans and military families face no disadvantage compared to other citizens when accessing healthcare. Our patient information system has the facility to record if people have served in the Armed Forces. If you have served in the military, we would like to encourage you to let us know, so that we can ensure you receive appropriate care.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) has been formally accredited as a Veteran Aware trust.
One of 47 trusts across the UK to be named Veteran Aware, ULHT was granted the status in recognition of its commitment to improving NHS care for veterans, reservists and members of the armed forces.
Awarded by the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA), the Veteran Aware mark highlights NHS trusts which have made a series of pledges, such as ensuring members of the armed forces community are never disadvantaged when receiving care, training staff on veteran-specific needs, and supporting the armed forces as an employer.
Veteran Aware providers display posters in their clinics and waiting rooms, highlighting their status and encouraging members of the armed forces community to identify themselves to staff. Read our news story to find out more.
Similarly we understand some of the challenges facing military families when accessing healthcare services. Again, we are committed to ensuring that military families experience no disadvantage in accessing healthcare due to the military service of a family member. If you have any questions relating to access or quality of the healthcare you are receiving as a member of a military family, please contact a member of our PALS Team via email: pals@ULH.nhs.uk