Earlier this year, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity provided a £50,000 grant to Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) who continually support disabled veterans.
First established in 1919, QAHH provides excellent care and rehabilitation to ex-Servicemen and women who require full-time nursing, whilst enabling patients to live as independently as possible.
QAHH’s range of rehabilitation programmes include; Speech Therapy, End of Life Care, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. They also provide specialist care for those with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).
The resident’s emotional well-being is at the forefront of their care programme. There are internal and external social and recreational activities and cognitive and behavioural therapy counselling. They constantly thrive to ensure the veterans are as comfortable as they would be in their own homes.
QAHH accepts residents from the age of 18-years-old upwards and has in total, 60 beds for both permenant and short-term respite care.
QAHH Chief Executive, Andy Neaves, said: “QAHH is extremely grateful to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for their very generous donation. With approximately a third of our current residents either having served in, or having familial links to the British Army, this donation is a wonderful example of their commitment to supporting soldiers, veterans and their immediate families for life. On behalf of our residents I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their continued support.”
Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity adds: “Making sure that our veterans are being properly looked after both physically and mentally is very important. The care that Queen Alexandra Hospital Home provide is essential to help our veterans live as independently as possible. I would like to say a big thank you for all of your work.”
Note: Since the publication of this article QAHH have rebranded as Care for Veterans.