K. Lacey (E & D) Ltd are proud to support The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home as it's nominated Charity.
The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) is a Worthing based charity (1072334) providing nursing care and rehabilitation to physically disabled ex-Service personnel from across the UK.
Founded in 1919 to cope with the overwhelming medical demand resulting from WWI, QAHH is now in its 92nd year of operation and still cares for Veterans from the Second World War, as well as individuals who have suffered injury in more recent conflicts.
Residents represent many regiments from the Army, Navy, and RAF and have a variety of disabilities and conditions including arthritis, Parkinson's disease and MS. Some are paraplegic or tetraplegic and 90% are wheelchair users.
QAHH aims to help residents to live as actively and independently as possible by providing a wide range of services including Occupational Therapy to help regain lost skills, Physiotherapy to improve mobility, and Speech Therapy to aid communication. They also provide an extensive programme of internal activities and regular outings to destinations across the South. For many residents, their service background is very important to their sense of identity, so to receive care whilst living alongside fellow Veterans brings a great sense of camaraderie at a time when they need it most.
QAHH receives no government funding and relies upon support from the community to raise £1.3 million each year to continue providing those that have served their country with the quality of care, comfort and independence they deserve.