Friday, 7 August 2009

TA Field Hospital medics honoured

The life-saving work of the medics from TA 208 (Liverpool) Field Hospital (Volunteers) was praised at a ceremony at a Merseyside hospital. A painting, "Safe Return", showing medics in action in Afghanistan, was presented to Aintree University Hospital Trust in recognition of the support they and their staff give to troops serving on the frontline.
Click Liverpool: Praise for leading Merseyside Hospital's life-saving role with British army in Afghanistan

Not far away in North Wales it was being announced that medics from the 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital (Volunteers) were being awarded the Freedom of Llandudno in recognition of the service they have given to the Army in Afghanistan. The honour will be bestowed at a special meeting of Llandudno Town Council on Saturday, September 19th. Another dozen 203 Welsh Field Hospital volunteers are preparing to go to the war zone by the end of the year.
North Wales Weekly News: Medics ‘humbled’ by freedom honour

It's worth remembersing that not only do these volunteer medics work in the operating theatres in the Camp Bastion Military Hospital, they also fly direct into battle areas to give emergency treatment to wounded soldiers as part of the MERT (Medical Emergency Response Teams).

Congratulations to the TA medics who do such an incredible job in providing expert medical care to both the military and civilian casualties in Afghanistan.

MoD: Reserve medics get ready for frontline hospital duty