Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has restated its commitment to the armed forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
The Covenant is a pledge that highlights an organisation’s acknowledgement and understanding that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with respect in the communities, economy and society they serve.
The MWL Trust was officially formed in July 2023 after the coming together of St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust, both of whom had previously signed the Covenant and worked hard to ensure that serving personnel, veterans, reservists and their families received full support.
Ann Marr, the Chief Executive of Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS, said: “We are delighted to have re-signed the Covenant as a new organisation and reaffirmed our commitment to the Armed Forces.
“As a Trust, we recognise the important role that Armed Forces personnel play in our community and we are all committed to supporting them and their families.”