Armed Forces Covenant
At UHNM we are committed to working together with the Armed Forces community to help serving members and veterans. The Trust has a very positive, long-standing relationship with the Ministry of Defence and we currently have a number of current staff who are either reservists or veterans.
In February 2017, University Hospitals of North Midlands welcomed members of the Armed Forces to the Trust to sign the 'Armed Forces Covenant'.
The Armed Forces Covenant is aimed at promoting fair treatment for the Armed Forces community, removing disadvantage and ensuring that they get the same access to services as the civilian community. The Covenant also sets out the relationship between the nation, the government and the Armed Forces and recognises that the whole nation has a moral obligation to members of the Armed Forces and their families.
The two main principles are that:
- the Armed Forces community should not face disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services in the area where they live
- special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most, such as the injured and the bereaved.
Each year, staff at UHNM gather to pay their respects to those whose lives were lost in battle.