We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court to send five military families to the beautiful Azure Resort in Malta in October 2017.
“The five families are all patients from the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) at Headley Court, which aims to return all those service personnel injured or seriously ill to full fitness. DMRC is a nationally recognised centre of excellence that provides rehabilitation for more complex injuries, including amputee and neurological patients.
Patients can be referred to the DMRC from secondary care or directly from primary care and are often residents for extended periods; living apart from their families. DMRC provides a holistic approach to care because all aspects of life are affected by injury, so all aspects require input to help return the individual to their working and social normality. Opportunities like this trip are not considered to be a nice to have; they fit in exactly with the ethos of treatment.
Such initiatives add to the help the Armed Forces are able to provide. For many families, this will provide an opportunity for a positive experience together that has previously been impossible for numerous reasons.
The families chosen were selected by the organisation’s welfare staff on the principle that a period of respite would assist the patient’s recovery and restore family bonds tested by separation and uncertainty.”
Give Us Time is grateful to all involved, and is looking forward to future collaborations and hearing all about the trip from our families!