Veteran Aware

Saint Catherine’s is proud to be a Veteran Aware organisation, in recognition of our commitment to improving care for the armed forces community which includes regular and reservist personnel, veterans, spouses and families.

Accreditation involves providers sharing good practice and linking with local services for the Armed Forces Community and raising staff awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant.

What being Veteran Aware means

Saint Catherine’s has pledged to the Armed Forces Covenant, a promise from the nation to ensure that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. All staff at Saint Catherine’s complete mandatory training and education to meet the needs of residents and patients.

Saint Catherine’s also holds a BRONZE award for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme meaning we support the armed forces community (veterans, reservists, spouses and family members) as an employer.

Who are ‘veterans’?

What would you think, if asked to imagine a veteran? You may be surprised!

  • 2.5 million veterans in the UK.
  • 40% under 65 years old.
  • 1,500 service leavers become veterans each year.
  • North Yorkshire is home to 53,000 veterans and an Armed Forces population of over 190,000 including 12,300 regular personnel.
  • Many women do not identify with the term ‘veteran’, suggest using the term ‘ex-service women’.
  • Read more at ‘The Changing Face of the Veterans Population’

Please let us know if you have ever served in the UK Armed Forces, are you a reservist, or a member of the Armed Forces community. Saint Catherine’s wants to meet the needs of the Armed Forces Community.

Do you want to join our Armed Forces Network?

For further information speak to Michelle Muir, clinical director. 

Your Veteran Aware Lead at VCHA is Tony Armstrong

Contact Us

Whether you’d like to ask us a question, need to raise a point or would like to leave us feedback, we’d love to hear from you! You can find our details at the top of every page or by visiting our contact page.

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