Special ceremony to mark World War One centenary

Remembrance at Memorial Hospital 2018

To mark the centenary of the end of World War One, today Greenwich Deputy Mayor Mick Hayes and the Deputy Lieutenant for Royal Greenwich Dr Pieter Vander-Merwe MBE joined staff and members of the public at a ceremony at Memorial Hospital, Woolwich.

A two-minute silence was held and four commemorative wreaths were laid with Oxleas non executive director Steve Dilworth laying one on behalf of the NHS. The event was supported by the local history society who shared stories about the war after the ceremony.

“It was lovely that so many of our staff were able to join us for the short ceremony,” said Lorraine Regan, Acting Service Director for Greenwich and Trustwide Learning Disabilities. “It reminded everyone what a privilege it is to work in such a beautiful building with such special significance.”

Oxleas commitment to provide support to ex-service personnel and their families has been demonstrated by our signing of the Armed Forces Covenant. Through this, we outline how we aim for our services to meet the needs of veterans and support employment opportunities for them and their families.

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Published on 9th November 2018