19 Oct '12, 3pm

News: Army Reserves provide relief at Camp Bastion Hospital

49 reservist medics from 243 Field Hospital are deploying to run the British 'Role 3' medical facility at the main base for UK military operations in Afghanistan. 243 Field Hospital is a fully functioning deployable hospital and has all the facilities you'd find in a civilian hospital in the UK, with an emergency department, operating theatres, wards, X-ray capability and pathology laboratories. The Role 3 medical facility at Camp Bastion is often described as one of the busiest trauma units in the world; it's certainly one of the most advanced. And, uniquely, it's a consultant-led hospital, with each patient being cared for by more consultants than they would back in Britain. Of all the seriously injured personnel brought to the Role 3 hospital from the battlefield, 98 per cent of them will survive. Improvements in battlefield medicine and equipment play a crucial part, b...

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