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A message from our Vice Chair on the 80th anniversary of D-Day

At Ease garden at Bronllys Hospital

A message from our Vice Chair, Kirsty Williams, Health Board Champion for Armed Forces and Veterans.

Today, on the 80th anniversary of D-Day, we join the nation in remembering and honouring the fallen, and those affected by conflict, and show support for veterans, active servicemen and women and their families. We remember friends, family members and acquaintances who have shown courage, unity, and sacrifice during active service from the First World War right up to the present day. During these unsettling times, remembrance is more important than ever. From peacekeeping missions to supporting the UK’s response to Covid-19, our Armed Forces, our reservists, and their families perform incredible tasks every day and for that we thank you all.

Many members of staff and the communities we serve have strong and proud connection to the Armed Forces.  Recognising and valuing this plays a vital part in our work in the Health Board, especially advocating for veterans, serving personnel, both regular and reservists, and their families. As a Health Board we are committed to the principles and Legal Duty of the Armed Forces Covenant and are proud to say we are an armed forces friendly organisation and support the community as an employer.

The ’At Ease’ garden at Bronllys Hospital has been designed by Veterans as a haven of peace at the heart of a place of healing.  A plaque has been designed and recently erected in recognition of this.  The garden is for everyone – patients, staff and visitors alike – a place for quiet time for reflection, remembrance and all that we are thankful for.


Released: 6/6/2024