NHS medics train to tackle to Ebola in Sierra Leone
Image by DFID – UK Department for International Development
Doctors, nurses and medics from across the UK’s National Health Service are joining Britain’s fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone.
The NHS volunteers have spent 9 days training at the Army Medical Services Training Centre, at Strensall near York in preparation. The facility is a replica of a Sierra Leone Ebola treatment centre.
More than 30 NHS staff will make up the first group of volunteers to be deployed by the UK government.
The group – which includes GPs, nurses, clinicians, psychiatrists and consultants in emergency medicine – will work on testing, diagnosing and treating people who have contracted the deadly virus.
They will work in British-built treatment centres across the country, which when full, will triple Sierra Leone’s bed capacity.
Find out more about the UK’s fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone at: www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/ebola-virus-governme…
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