The All Wales Veterans Health and Wellbeing Service was funded by the Welsh Government in April 2010, following a successful two year pilot project based in the former Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust (now Cardiff and Vale University Health Board).
The day to day running of the service will be delivered by the NHS in Wales. Each Local Health Board (LHB) has appointed an experienced clinician as a Veterans Therapist (VT) with an interest or experience of military health problems. This VT will accept referrals from health staff, GPs, veteran charities and self-referrals from ex-service personnel.
The appropriate VT can be contacted by going to their LHB page on this website and using one of the contact methods including telephone, email or fax. Appointments will be arranged as close to the veteran's home as possible in a suitable NHS venue. The service is not able to respond to emergency referrals. Veterans in crisis should contact their GP or the Out of Hours Service. There is usually a Psychiatrist on-call at all Accident and Emergency Units.
Following the assessment the veteran may be offered treatment by the VT or referred on to other NHS teams or departments for further treatment. The VT will also refer to veteran charities for help with debt management, benefits and war pension/armed forces compensation claims as indicated.
If you would like to discuss a referral or require further information about the service after reading information in this website, please contact Dr. Neil J. Kitchiner, Principal Clinician, 029 2074 2062, or email email@example.com.
An on-line referral form can accessed from the Referal page or by paper copy downloaded here