Jackie Barber
Welfare Officer
MDHU Portsmouth
Defence Medical Welfare Service
Hospital | Rehabilitation | Recovery
The Military Community's Medical Welfare Service since 1943
DMWS is a Registered Cha...
Where we work
You will find us in Hospitals, Rehabilitation and Recovery Centres
across the UK, Germany and Cyprus support...
Examples include:
 Hospital Ward Rounds
 Liaison with medical & unit welfare
staff
 Support in the event of death or
be...
Supporting younger years children
 Welfare Officers understand
the effect having an injured
or sick parent can have on
yo...
My Hero’s Helper Activity Book
 Having a parent that’s in
hospital can be an unsettling
time for young children
 DMWS st...
New projects
 Children's Activity Packs -
keeping young children
occupied when visiting
parents in hospital or are a
pati...
Any Questions ?
Hospital | Rehabilitation | Recovery
The Military Community's Medical Welfare Service since 1943
Defence Medical Welfare Service
Jackie Barber
Welfare Officer
MDHU Portsmouth
Tel: 02392 286000 Ext1327
Mobile: 07770 7953...
Defence Medical Welfare Service
Jackie Barber
Welfare Officer
MDHU Portsmouth
Tel: 02392 286000 Ext1327
Mobile: 07770 7953...
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  • Supporting families at Fisher House
  • Talk about the book Activity book to help your children express their feelings Using Hero Bear to talk to children in a way that allows you to express your anxieties and fears together
  • Children's Activity Packs – Colouring book, crayons, toy etc. New Mums & Baby Packs – visiting new mums in hospital, especially in Germany is a large part of our role. Welcome Packs – Support and information for patients and families
  • Dmws scsn early years presentation v 1.0 - compressed

    1. 1. Jackie Barber Welfare Officer MDHU Portsmouth Defence Medical Welfare Service
    2. 2. Hospital | Rehabilitation | Recovery The Military Community's Medical Welfare Service since 1943 DMWS is a Registered Charity providing a Welfare Service to the Armed Forces Community on behalf of the MOD Formed from the Joint War Organisation of the British Red Cross and Order of St John in 1943, we were originally known as the Service Hospitals Welfare Department (SHWD) We became an independent charity in 2001 and changed our name to the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) Our Welfare Officers provide 24/7 support in operational and non- operational areas From frontline to recovery we are the only military charity that is present throughout the care pathway and that deploys to areas of conflict About DMWS
    3. 3. Where we work You will find us in Hospitals, Rehabilitation and Recovery Centres across the UK, Germany and Cyprus supporting over 13,500 patients & families every year Frontline: Role 3 Hospital, Camp Bastion, Afghanistan Hospital: NHS hospitals and overseas hospitals in Germany & Cyprus Rehabilitation: DMRC Headley Court Recovery: Tedworth House, Battleback Centre and Personnel Recovery Centre Sennelager Hospital | Rehabilitation | Recovery The Military Community's Medical Welfare Service since 1943
    4. 4. Examples include:  Hospital Ward Rounds  Liaison with medical & unit welfare staff  Support in the event of death or bereavement  Supporting the terminally ill  Support with coming to terms with serious injury or illness  Accompanying families to critical care units  Organising transport & accommodation Hospital | Rehabilitation | Recovery The Military Community's Medical Welfare Service since 1943 What we do Providing practical and emotional support, information and advice for patients and their families when they are in hospital, rehabilitation or recovery centres. Also providing support to staff and patients at the Role 3 Field Hospital in Afghanistan regardless of nationality.
    5. 5. Supporting younger years children  Welfare Officers understand the effect having an injured or sick parent can have on younger children  Hospitals can be a scary place to be when you're a young child  DMWS tries to minimise children’s anxiety during difficult times  Can also signpost to other agencies or services Hospital | Rehabilitation | Recovery The Military Community's Medical Welfare Service since 1943
    6. 6. My Hero’s Helper Activity Book  Having a parent that’s in hospital can be an unsettling time for young children  DMWS staff came up with the idea of the Activity book from supporting families at RCDM Birmingham  Support from Help for Heroes turned it into a reality Hospital | Rehabilitation | Recovery The Military Community's Medical Welfare Service since 1943
    7. 7. New projects  Children's Activity Packs - keeping young children occupied when visiting parents in hospital or are a patients themselves  New Mum & Baby Packs - practical information and advice  Patient Welcome Packs – information on services and other organisations Hospital | Rehabilitation | Recovery The Military Community's Medical Welfare Service since 1943
    8. 8. Any Questions ? Hospital | Rehabilitation | Recovery The Military Community's Medical Welfare Service since 1943
    9. 9. Defence Medical Welfare Service Jackie Barber Welfare Officer MDHU Portsmouth Tel: 02392 286000 Ext1327 Mobile: 07770 795349 Email: jbarber@dmws.org.uk Website: www.dmws.org.uk DMWS Registered Charity No. 1087210
    10. 10. Defence Medical Welfare Service Jackie Barber Welfare Officer MDHU Portsmouth Tel: 02392 286000 Ext1327 Mobile: 07770 795349 Email: jbarber@dmws.org.uk Website: www.dmws.org.uk DMWS Registered Charity No. 1087210

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