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Right Arrow Staff proud to serve their country
30 June 2010 at 14:34
Servicemen working at Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals supported Armed Forces Day by wearing their Army, Navy and Air Force uniforms to work.

On Friday, June 25, Consultant Physician Dr John Horsley, Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Jim Hammond and Trust Decontamination Manager Robbie Cormie all showed their pride for the armed services.

Dr Horsley, who has worked at the Trust for 23 years, is a Surgeon Commander in the Royal Navy Reserves and was appointed as Medical Officer to HMS Eaglet in Liverpool four years ago. He has since helped to train military doctors and has worked as a locum at a military hospital in Gibraltar.

A member of the Territorial Army (TA), Dr Hammond has worked at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust for 13 years. During his time with the TA he has been involved in operations in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan and currently trains with 208 Field Hospital, based in Liverpool.

Pilot Officer Robbie Cormie first joined the RAF in 1987 as an Operating Department Practitioner and served in several hospitals across Europe before leaving the service in 1996 for a career in the NHS. He re-enlisted into the RAF reserves in 2001 and has completed two six-month tours of Iraq with 612 squadron, the RAF’s Air Transportable Surgical Team, picking up wounded servicemen and women. He joined the Trust in May.

“We are extremely proud of our staff who bravely dedicate their time to serving our country,” Trust spokesman Matthew King said.

“The Trust is pleased to be able to help support Armed Forces Day in this way and to highlight the important work of our servicemen and women.”

Armed Forces Day, which fell on Saturday, June 26, is an annual opportunity for the nation to show its support for our troops and their families.