DMWS – Welcome to our new website!


DMWS in Action at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Photograph by Ben Stevens Tuesday 25th of July 2017

DMWS in Action at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Photograph by Ben Stevens

DMWS is constantly evolving to meet new needs and requirements. Our reach now extends to new beneficiaries in the Veteran’s community, the Police, the Probation Service and the NHS. The move to support the wider emergency services is part of our planned diversification to continue our mission to support those who put themselves in harm’s way for the Nation.

We are proud to announce the release of our newly redesigned website that reflects all of our new projects.

We continue to focus on our core business of bringing the Covenant between the Armed Forces and the Nation to life through the provision of a unique, highly responsive and professional medical welfare service to those who serve, a service we have provided for nearly 75 years.



For further information on DMWS please contact Christine Pilbeam, Marketing and PR Manager on 01264 774 270 or email

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1087210) and in Scotland (SC045460)

About St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS)

The St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) has been providing a person-centred medical welfare service to the Armed Forces Community since 1943. In that time we have supported over 1,000 000 patients and their families, ensuring that no one goes through the worry of injury and illness alone. Our highly trained welfare officers provide practical and emotional support to those receiving medical treatment. Recent new projects with organisations such as the police, the NHS and the probation service demonstrates the broad appeal of the organisation and its application to a wide set of frontline services. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our Executive Members

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Afghanistan support

In light of recent events in Afghanistan, please find information and support resources here