Training British army medics to tackl Ebola
Image by DFID – UK Department for International Development
Pictured: Lieutenant Colonel Alison McCourt briefs staff of 22 Field Hospital before the start of a training exercise for military personnel going through medical training to help tackle Ebola in West Africa.
The training is taking place at the Army Medical Services Training Centre (AMSTC), at Strensall near York, England, and is designed to develop and assess the clinical and organisational procedures required to treat Ebola. More than 100 members of the British Army’s 22 Field Hospital are preparing to provide a 12-bed Ebola treatment unit for healthcare workers in Sierra Leone.
Personnel carried out parts of the exercise in personal protective equipment in a hangar converted into a mock-up field hospital, treating simulated casualties to replicate the situation they expect to find when they deploy.
Image: Graham Harrison/MOD. © MOD / Crown Copyright, 2014. This image is for current news purposes only and is available for further use under the Open Government Licence scheme.
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