In 2019, INEOS donated a record sum of £25.3 million to the UK’s new Defence and Medical Rehabilitation Centre for wounded British soldiers. This represented the completion of the fundraising campaign for the facility, being built to replace the former Ministry of Defence (MOD) rehabilitation centre at Headley Court, Surrey.
The establishment of the new facility on the Stamford Hall estate in Nottinghamshire builds on the incredible work of the late Duke of Westminster who conceived the idea of a rehabilitation centre for injured servicemen and women, with the potential for also helping NHS patients.
The DMRC is one of the world’s most advanced clinical rehabilitation centres – providing expert care and facilities for members of the British Armed Forces. The new building will serve wounded servicemen and women in rehabilitation following traumatic injuries sustained in action. It can also help civilians thanks to the first ever NHS specialist rehabilitation facility on the same site, and will function as a training facility for specialists across the UK.
INEOS’ donation paid for the new prosthetics wing, to help those who have lost limbs get the very best treatment and support.
Former corporal Andy Reid said the new wing - named the INEOS Prosthetics Wing - would make a massive difference to wounded servicemen and women. "I know from my own experience how important it is to have the right facilities as well as the correct expertise to help people through their rehabilitation because the journey back from major injury is tough," he said.