Mercy Ships UK Ltd

“We wanted to offer our staff a treat, as we offer no other healthcare plan and this was financially reasonable for the company. I think it has been the treat we hoped for as far as the staff are concerned. People working in the charity sector do not get the salaries found elsewhere, and it has been a real benefit to them, allowing them to see consultants quickly when they may otherwise have had to wait a considerable time for an appointment.”

Judy Polkinhorn, Executive Director


Mercy Ships UK Ltd is an international charity that works to help fill the gaps in healthcare systems using hospital ships. They provide free surgery and medical care to the world’s poorest countries and communities. They introduced the Chamber Primary Health Plan for their staff as a treat.


Mercy Ships wanted a financially reasonable benefit for their staff, as people working in the charity sector don’t usually get the salaries found elsewhere.


As members of Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, Mercy Ships had access to the Chamber Primary Health Plan, which provides money back for dental treatment, optical care, therapy treatments and consultations, as well as giving access to counselling, scanning and Best Doctors® - the expert second medical opinion service.

How did we help

  • Affordable employee benefit

  • Fast access to consultations

  • Quick and easy claims process