20 DEC 2011

Veterans' PTSD

 

Stephen Phillips QC MP yesterday raised the case of his late constituent, Mr Martin Pratt, in the House of Commons in order to push for more help for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mr Pratt's wife, Suzan, recently came to see Stephen in a surgery concerned by the lack of communication between the various agencies responsible for his health. Stephen used an oral question to Defence ministers to raise the issue, receiving assurances from Andrew Robathan MP that the Government was working hard to improve treatment of veterans suffering from PTSD.  Commenting afterwards, Stephen said, "I was extremely concerned by what Mrs Pratt told me about the gaps in the care that her husband received.  Those are particularly hard to accept given the fact that he served our country.  She is a very brave woman and although it is sadly too late for her husband, she is determined that no other family should suffer the same fate as hers.  I am glad to have played a small part in trying to ensure that happens."

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