Remembering our past, planning for our veterans' future
Concord Hospital commemorated 100 years since the guns on the Western Front fell silent on Remembrance Day.
This year, Remembrance Day marked the Centenary of the First World War Armistice: when at 11am on the 11th November 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent, and peace was made.
Concord Hospital held its annual Remembrance Service with members of the local and veteran community joining staff to pause and remember those who died or suffered in the Great War, and all wars and armed conflicts since.
The tradition of stopping at 11am started on the very first anniversary of Armistice Day in 1919 and has continued for 100 years.
Sydney Local Health District is very proud of its history and commitment to providing care for veterans and their loved ones and to partner with community-based services to support veterans.
Concord Hospital's stage one redevelopment will include an Australian-first integrated care model to support the health and wellbeing needs of veterans. The specialist outpatient model for the National Centre for Veterans' Healthcare was recently recognised by both the NSW Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard and the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison.
The Commonwealth Government announced funding for a residential accommodation facility at Concord Hospital to support veterans who may travel from regional areas to access the services at the National Centre for Veterans' Healthcare.
Concord Hospital and Sydney Local Health District look forward to continuing our support for veterans as we progress with planning for the National Centre for Veterans' Healthcare.
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