A charity that helps people in the maritime community has donated £19,000 to The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) in Worthing, which provides care and rehabilitation to ex-Servicemen and women.
Seafarers UK has donated the money towards physiotherapy for the former seafaring residents who live at QAHH. This donation will help these veterans to increase their mobility and independence throughout 2017.
QAHH is now in its 98th year of operation, and the veterans it looks after have increasingly complex disabilities and conditions. QAHH specialises in the rehabilitation of individuals after a life-changing injury or stroke. Whether their disability or condition is physical or neurological, all the residents suffer physical symptoms that could be improved with physiotherapy, and this department is the busiest within QAHH.
QAHH Trust, Foundation and Legacy Officer, Clare Smith, said: “We are extremely grateful to Seafarers UK for their continued and generous support of The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home. This grant will help us to provide physiotherapy in 2017, helping disabled veterans to stay as active and mobile as possible, which is so vital for maximising quality of life.”
To find out more about QAHH, or to support the charity’s work, visit their website at: www.qahh.org.uk