We aim to deliver the best possible care and treatment for patients who are currently in, or who have ever served in the armed forces.
We want to make sure that veterans and their families are treated fairly and are not disadvantaged in accessing services as set out in the Armed Forces Covenant.
We are keen to identify our veteran patients so if you have ever served in the armed forces, please tell our reception team or tell us using our online contact form so we can make sure you get the support you need.
If necessary, we can help you get help from dedicated NHS services, such as Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service and the Veterans Trauma Network. We can also signpost to other organisations and charities for ongoing support.
Togetherall is a safe, anonymous online community offering mental health support for the armed forces community. It is open 24/7 with trained professionals available at all times for residents of Hertfordshire. It is free to all members of the UK military (regular and reservists), veterans and family members aged 16 and over. Register at www.togetherall.com
The Hertfordshire Armed Forces Community Local Support Helpline can provide support and advice on care as well as community based social support. For example, liaising with other organisations on your behalf to assist with continuity of care or providing advice, guidance and support on how to use the NHS as well as directing you to the people and organisations within the community that can help. The helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Telephone: 07908 209912
You can find out more information about support for armed forces veterans on the Hertfordshire Heroes website. This has details of local groups and organisations that can support veterans, and their carers, with everything from emotional and peer support (such as veterans breakfast clubs) to jobs, skills and training, and applying for housing and schools.