That’s where the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) can help. Its welfare officers provide support to sick, ill or injured frontline staff including service families, reservists, veterans, merchant navy and NHS staff to ensure that no family goes through times of crisis alone. DMWS’s service includes hospital bedside visits and telephone support, help with resolving any medical care issues, practical help such as sourcing essential personal items, emotional support for your family and much more. You can get in touch with DMWS on 0800 999 3697.
Any hospital treatment or healthcare intervention, whether planned or unplanned, can be stressful and can bring on feelings of isolation and worry, which may hamper recovery.