The Centre for Veterans’ Health was established by King Edward VII’s Hospital to become a leader among providers of veterans’ health care in the UK. Veterans’ health has always been a priority at King Edward VII’s Hospital (KEVII), especially considering its history as a hospital for Service Personnel.
The Centre for Veterans’ Health team is small and consists of Tim Brawn (Director), Jane Taylor (Coordinator), Caroline Dunne (Administrator) and the HVRT.
The Centre offers a 20% automatic discount for all military personnel, veterans, their spouses and widows for treatment or surgery at the Hospital. Additionally, military funds (The Sister Agnes Benevolent Fund and The Alexander Michael Levy Fund) are available to cover up to 100% of medical treatment at The Hospital at the discretion of the trustees.
More information about the grants offered by KEVII can be found here.
The funding could be used towards medical treatment at the Hospital, including at its centres of excellence: pain and neuroscience, orthopaedics and women’s health. In addition, within its pain and neuroscience centre of excellence, KEVII, in collaboration with Supporting Wounded Veterans , also offers a specially devised pain management programme for veterans.
Pain Management Programme
KEVII has recently launched a Pain Management Programme (PMP) based on a unique, multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain, delivered by a highly skilled team of clinicians.
The Pain Management Programme was established in conjunction with the military charity, Supporting Wounded Veterans. It is a fully integrated service designed to ensure Service Personnel with intractable pain receive the correct assessment, diagnoses and treatment as swiftly as possible in order to help them feel empowered to return to life as they knew it, pre-trauma.
The team comprises of Clinical Psychologists, Physiotherapists and Pain Nurses. The clinical staff of the PMP for Veterans at King Edward VII’s Hospital are leaders in the field of pain management, with years of experience in helping people with persistent pain to improve the quality of their lives.
Three cohorts have already come through the Pain Management Programme. The second and third cohort are currently running and will be completed in September and July, respectively. A further six programmes have been planned in 2018.
Funding for the programme has been provided by KEVII, the J. Davy Foundation, Libor Funding and Supporting Wounded Veterans. The Pain Management Programme is offered without charge for anyone who has served in the UK Armed Forces.