dfid_ukVolunteers from the NHS taking part in a training exercise in the UK's new Emergency Medical Team civilian field hospital. The UK EMT, which is made up of representatives from the Department for International Development, the NHS, UK Med, UK Fire and Rescue Services and Handicap International, are the front line of the UK’s response to a humanitarian crisis overseas.
The UK EMT can deploy in a scale-able and flexible way, supporting affected countries in the immediate aftermath of humanitarian emergencies to deliver life-saving, world-class healthcare provision.
Depending on the need, the UK can now deploy either clinical personnel only to work in existing infrastructure; small modular and specialist units; and/or a fully equipped, staffed and deployable field hospital to provide the physical infrastructure for NHS teams to carry out up to seven major and 15 minor surgeries per day, with up to 60 in-patient beds.
It will be deployable and fully operational within 72 hours and self-sufficient for up to three weeks. With regular replenishment of medical consumables it will be capable of operating for up to three months.
The UK's field hospital has just been verified by the @WHO, meaning Britain is one of only a few countries in the world to have one. It strengthens the UK’s international leadership in humanitarian emergency response and enables the UK to coordinate with other countries to rapidly provide highly trained surgical, trauma, general medical and public health teams in a humanitarian emergency.
Picture: Ricci Coughlan/Department for International Development. #UKaid #UKEMT #NHS #aid #humanitarianaid #everydayDFID #GlobalBritain #hospital #UK #uk🇬🇧
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