Forces medics bid farewell to Bastion
29 October 2014
Troops in Afghanistan have been supported by a team of expert medics dedicated to providing the best care for their wounded colleagues.
Although Camp Bastion has closed, the life-saving treatment provided by medical personnel has not been forgotten.
This treatment often started on the front line with immediate emergency first aid from combat medical technicians and the medical emergency response teams (MERT) who rescued casualties just after injury.
A casualty is tended to onboard a Chinook helicopter following an engagement with the enemy in Afghanistan [Picture: Sergeant Alison Baskerville RLC, Crown copyright]
At Bastion’s Role 3 Hospital (the military designation for the level of healthcare it provides), injured personnel received treatment so advanced that over the last 8 years it became one of the world’s leading trauma care facilities.
Lieutenant Colonel Jaish Mahan, Commanding Officer UK Medical Group, said:
The campaign in Afghanistan, for us as medics, has been the defining operation of our military generation. It has catapulted us to the forefront of battlefield trauma care worldwide.
Huge medical advances have been achieved, with a survival rate unrivalled in history."....
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