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Thursday 10 July 2014

Surgeon General reveals plans for Europe's most advanced military rehab centre

Posted by: Help For Heroes | Categories: General

  • £300m Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) to be built in East Midlands
  • New 144 hectare Centre for wounded troops will be biggest in Europe
  • DNRC promises cutting-edge clinical rehab for next 70 years
  • Surgeon General says military will move rehab to Stanford Hall in 2018

The government has announced a new clinical rehabilitation centre is to be built for wounded and injured servicemen and women. It will open at Stanford Hall near Loughborough in 2018, and promises to deliver the very best levels of care for the next 70 years, at least two generations following the end of the conflict in Afghanistan. This is a level of long-term certainty which until now has never been offered to those who have made huge sacrifices for their country. The building costs of the new £300m Centre will be met by the Duke of Westminster’s charity, Black Stork.

The Defence Secretary says that in 2018, once the new DNRC is fully up and running, the ground-breaking Help for Heroes Rehabilitation Complex will be transferred to Stanford Hall from its current location at Headley Court in Surrey. The swimming pool and treatment rooms, built thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the British public along with hundreds of businesses is to be re-created, on a bigger scale at Stanford Hall. The complex will be purpose-built and fully integrated into the new DNRC.

Bryn Parry, Co Founder of Help for Heroes:

“Help for Heroes started with the simple aim of improving the lives of our wounded. The Surgeon General, along with the Duke of Westminster’s Black Stork charity, recognise the extraordinary difference that the Help for Heroes Rehabilitation Complex at Headley Court has made to the lives of our wounded. Having treated thousands of individuals, in 2018 all the H4H funded facilities now contained at Headley Court will be transferred to bigger, newer, purpose built facility: the new Help for Heroes Rehabilitation Complex at Stanford Hall. The whole cost of this is being met by the Duke of Westminster’s charity so every pound generously donated to H4H will continue to make a massive difference.”

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