Ineos, the multinational chemicals producer with headquarters in London, has donated £25.3m to the new Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC).
The funds will support a new prosthetics wing at the DMRC. The facility will help those people in the Armed Forces who have lost limbs to get the best possible treatment.
The new wing is located on the Stanford Hall Rehabilitation Estate in Nottinghamshire, which is managed by the Black Stork Charity.
The estate supports members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded, injured, or become sick during their military service.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Ineos chairman, said: “There is no better cause than to help wounded servicemen and women who were prepared to lay down their lives for their country.”
The Ministry of Defence took over full tenancy of the new establishment in 2018, with patients being treated since October. It replaced the centre at Headley Court, Surrey.
The concept of creating an MoD rehabilitation establishment with the potential to support NHS patients on the same site was the initiative of the late 6th Duke of Westminster.
Development has been led by the Black Stork Charity. Andy Reid, ambassador for the charity and himself a rehabilitation patient at Headley Court, said: “The journey back from major injury is tough and demanding. 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. The INEOS Prosthetics Wing will be hugely beneficial and make a massive difference to injured servicemen and women.”