The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn has been awarded the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Standard Silver Award.
The award is presented to organisations who offer excellent support to service leavers, reservists, cadet forces adult volunteers and employees with family in the forces.
It comes after a team of colleagues tightened the Trust’s connections with RAF Marham and maintained the Trust’s role within the national Step Into Health initiative.
Emma Harrison, Patient Experience Manager, said: “I am so pleased we have been recognised for the work we do with the forces and their families in the Trust. Next year, we are definitely going for gold!”
The criteria for the award includes having signed the Armed Forces Covenant and proactively demonstrating service personnel and armed forces communities do not undergo any unfair disadvantages as part of the Trust’s recruitment process.
Members of QEH have been working closing with RAF Marham over the past six months, discussing career opportunities at the Trust with spouses and explaining what is done as an organisation to support colleagues and their families.
The Trust has organised events for Armed Forces Day, Remembrance and other events in the calendar to build strong links with the forces.
The Trust is also supporting the RAF Benevolent Fund (which is celebrating its centenary this year) by raising funds through walking/running 100 miles over five months.
Pictured: Members of TeamQEH celebrate receiving silver award
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