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  • Southport Hospital hold tea party to honour Armed Forces

    Ollie Cowan

    SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust are hosting a tea party on Friday (June 23) in support of Armed Forces’ Week and SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity.

    The tea party will run from 12noon to 4pm at the entrance of Southport hospital.

    During the afternoon there will be tea and coffee kindly donated by Bookers, as well as a cake sale with all donations for SSAFA. A vintage World War Two military ambulance will be in attendance along with members of 208 Field Hospital, Liverpool and 207 Field Hospital, Manchester.

    There will also be displays about the role of medics in the military.

    The Trust is the 2016 public sector winner of the North West Armed Services Business Award and has a track record of working collaboratively with personnel.

    This includes providing flexible working for Reservists to undertake their military commitments as on Exercise and Operational Deployments, with paid support and access to a Forces Champion.

    A number of staff at the Trust are members of the reserve forces or veterans, including Head of Nursing Kath Higgins who is also a Lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve.

    Kath said: “We’re thrilled to be supporting Armed Forces’ Week and SSAFA.

    “This is a great opportunity for our staff, patients and members of the public to find out more about the Armed Services and the role medical staff play.” 


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