Invited last evening to the Beating Retreat at Headley Court. Headley (near Leatherhwead) is the renowned rehabilitation centre for injured members of the British Armes Forces. I met a number of the very impressive 200 staff and some of their patients. The Centre is renowned for good reasons with an extraordinary level of medical expertise and a truly caring culture. There was
some poignancy in the air as the Band of Royal Marines played the Last Post as the services provided by Headley Court will be transferred to a new centre being developed at Stanford Hall in Cheshire. However the Commanding Officer and her staff were upbeat and looking forward to the move.