Welcome to The Defence Medical Welfare Service

Our aim is to ensure the wellbeing of the Armed Forces.

We support Service personnel, their families, Veterans and other entitled civilians, in operational and non-operational areas while they are in hospital, rehabilitation or recovery centres.

We are the only military charity to deploy to areas of conflict and are also the only one that is represented throughout the entire care pathway from point of injury.

DMWS was originally a joint creation of the Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem and the British Red Cross Society, and in DMWS we have retained the humanitarian ethos and work ethic of both charities while adapting our role to the changing requirements of the MOD.