The amazing National response to thanking all the country’s key workers every Thursday evening has prompted the RNRMC to acknowledge all those in and associated with the Royal Navy Medical Service, Regular and Reserve who are working alongside their National Health Service colleagues and delivering direct patient care across Defence.
When the Armed Forces are deployed on Operations one of the ways we thank and connect those on the front line is send them boxes with some items to make life a little more tolerable. So, with the help of our partnership with ESS and some of the staff from the Institute of Naval Medicine, the RNRMC is sending boxes to over 600 Naval personnel who are assisting in the fight against COVID 19. The boxes include a personal thank you letter from the First Sea Lord, Admiral Tony Radakin CB, along with a selection of useful items such as shower gel and hand moisturiser, along with morale boosting items like sweets and an Amazon voucher.
CEO of the RNRMC, Adrian Bell, said:
“Every single one of us has a part to play in defeating this virus but it is right that we should acknowledge the special role of those who are involved on the front line, meeting the exceptional demands being made on our Health Services. We are very proud to acknowledge and support our Naval personnel who are there, shoulder to shoulder with their civilian colleagues.”
Surgeon Captain Crowson, Commanding Officer of the Institute of Naval Medicine.
“It is always good to feel valued and I know that the RN medical community on the front line will appreciate this kind gesture from our Charity at this difficult time. It is very much appreciated that First Sea Lord and the RNRMC have acknowledged the contribution that our medical personnel are making at a time of significant challenge.”
A Naval medic said:
“After a full day in the hospital there is often little time or opportunity to get to the shops so the fact that our Charity has recognised us and is looking out for us with these useful items is a real help. Thank you RNRMC.”