The Royal Centre for Defence Medicine
To date Help for Heroes have provided £220,000 to support patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
The money enables the Military Liaison Officer’s (MLOs) to provide the little extras and nice to haves to support partients and their relatives during their stay at the hospital. This could include taking them for a meal out, a welcome gift back with essentials for a patient who has arrived with no possenssions or bringing a chef onto the ward to cook patient's favuorite meals.
The fund is very simple; the MLOs know what their patients would benefit from, they have the cash, they do it and that is that; simple but very, very effective.
Additionally funds have supported the purchase of a specially adapted minibus. This allows the RCDM to take patients out the ward on day trips, a huge boost to morale during recovery.
The Royal Centre for Defence Medicine is responsible for the care of military patients, has medical staff from all three Armed Services and works alongside the NHS, providing world class medical care.