Saluting military and reservist colleagues

Armed Forces Week 2020

Each year we celebrate Armed Force Week to honour those who serve in uniform, both current and veterans.

This year we owe a greater than usual debt of gratitude, as members of the military and reservists joined with us to help us protect the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among them were 26 military staff (all qualified paramedics, and emergency clinicians) from Merville Barracks in Colchester who we trained to operate as clinicians in civilian contexts.

We also supported and trained 30 personnel from the Queens Dragoon Guards to undertake critical care transfers of COVID-19-positive patients between hospitals across the region.

Chief Executive Officer Dorothy Hosein said:
“Armed Forces Week is always important, but this year it feels more personal as serving member of the military and reservists have been working alongside us, as drivers, clinicians and in support roles.

“We are grateful for their help and proud to serve with them as we faced the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19.”

Published 22nd June 2020

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