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Date: 11 November 2021

RUH holds Armistice Day service

A service to mark Armistice Day, including a two minutes' silence, took place at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust today (Thursday 11 November).

The service, which took place in the garden of the hospital's Spiritual Care Centre, also included readings, the laying of a wreath and the Last Post.

The service was led by Deputy Team Chaplain Philip Turner, alongside a small number of staff, including Deputy Chief Executive Libby Walters.

The last post was played by Warrant Officer Class 1 (ret'd) Jason Sellars, who also works in the hospital's elective swabbing team.

The wreath was laid by Victoria Gilmartin, Intensive Care Charge Nurse at the RUH and also Intensive Care Nurse for 243 (Wessex) Field Hospital.

With the RUH continuing to follow social distancing, staff were asked to watch the service in a Facebook Live stream, rather than attending in person.

The service is available to view on the RUH's Facebook page

The RUH is one of 75 trusts across the UK to be awarded Veteran Aware accreditation for its commitment to leading the way in improving NHS care for veterans and members of the armed forces community.

Veteran Aware status is granted by the Veterans Covenant Hospital Alliance (VCHA). To achieve it, trusts make a series of pledges such as training staff in veteran-specific needs, supporting the armed forces as an employer and ensuring that members of the armed forces are never disadvantaged when receiving care.

You can find more information about the RUH's Veteran Aware accreditation here:

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