Well, the government has bowed to pressure and finally announced a initiatve which will care for veterans. http://news.aol.co.uk/priority-health-care-for-veterans/article/20071122233409990002 I can't help but think with the 'dedicated' military ward at Selly Oak and this latest plan that it would be cheaper to re-use Haslar as a Military Hospital centralising heathcare for the military in one geographical location. This would however represent a U turn in government policy and they would have to admit they were wrong (extremely unlikely). I was under the impression that the Armed Forces were already entitled to 'priority treatment' just that no-one bothered to tell the NHS. More spin from a government on the ropes? Mr Brown, the solution to your/this dilemma is quite straight forward, Re-open Haslar as a Military hospital now.