UK-Jordan partnership in caring for serving and former military personnel
From 1 – 3 September, His Royal Highness Prince Mired Bin Ra’ad al-Hussein of Jordan, President of the Hashemite Commission for Disabled Soldiers, visited the United Kingdom to share best practice on military care for serving personnel and veterans.
During his visit, His Royal Highness visited The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court; the Battle Back Centre at Lilleshall, Shropshire; and charities and NGOs that care for serving and former military personnel.
These visits incorporated tours of specialist prosthetics and rehabilitation units, and briefings on a wide range of topics including the ‘Battle Back’ sports programme, the UK Armed Forces’ mental health strategy and the ‘Invictus Games’ – a sports event celebrating the achievements of wounded veterans, hosted at the London 2012 Olympic venues.
Speaking during his visit, HRH Prince Mired said: ‘Jordan and the UK have always enjoyed a long and friendly relationship, especially as concerns military affairs. The services and support that the UK affords its ‘wounded heroes’ is truly amazing and I sincerely hope that further cooperation between our two countries will enhance and better the services that we provide in Jordan.’
The British Defence Medical Services’ Surgeon General, Air Marshal Paul Evans, who met with His Royal Highness, said ‘I am delighted to have met His Royal Highness and to share with him the UK approach to military tertiary care and rehabilitation.’
His Royal Highness’ visit comes as part of an ongoing programme of UK-Jordan defence cooperation and sharing of expertise.