On the 6th March Shoreham Port visited the Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) for ex-service men and women in Worthing. The QAHH hosted a donor reception inviting donors to see first-hand the work carried out at the home and the vast range of facilities available at the Queen Alexandra.
As a Trust Port, Shoreham actively supports the local community through a stakeholder benefit scheme, which includes many community projects and donations to a number of different charities. Last year Shoreham Port was delighted to be able to support the QAHH through providing essential funding for their hospital home.
The QAHH is home to sixty long-term and respite residents who have travelled from all over the UK to take advantage of the on-site services. On any given day at the QAHH, ex-Servicemen are learning to walk again in the physiotherapy department, stroke victims are finding their voice in occupational therapy and veterans who gave their life to their country, are being cared for on the wards. The tour enabled visitors to see some of the state of the art care equipment used at the home, which highlighted how crucial fundraising is to the successful running of the QAHH.
Katie Orchin, Communications Assistant at Shoreham Port commented “It was a pleasure to be shown around the home; as soon as I entered the building I got a sense of the warm, friendly and active environment that is present throughout the home. The QAHH offers exceptional rehabilitation and physiotherapy facilities, supported by a dedicated team of Nurses and Care Assistants.”
John Paxman, Chief Executive at the QAHH added “We are extremely grateful for the support of Shoreham Port. QAHH receives no government funding and needs to raise £1.3 million each year to continue providing its vital services to disabled Veterans. It is only with the support of organisations such as Shoreham Port that we can provide our country’s Veterans with the first-class nursing and rehabilitation services they need and deserve.”
Please visit http://www.qahh.org.uk to find out more about the work carried out at the QAHH and for ways to get involved with the home.