A special event to raise awareness of the Defence Medical Services – uniformed medical and dental personnel from all three services – and their important role and responsibilities is being held at The James Cook University Hospital.
Exercise mini-MASH will provide an ideal opportunity for hospital staff, patients and the public to see what an Army field hospital looks like, and to find out all about what military staff do when they go on operational duties around the world.
Specialist staff from the Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (MDHU) Northallerton, alongside the Army engagement team will be available to explain the equipment used on overseas deployment and the challenges of working in austere settings from a tent.
Staff at James Cook will also have the opportunity to see the other side to their military colleagues work and gain better understanding of their roles and responsibilities when they deploy.
The mini MASH facility will be located next to the Academic centre at The James Cook University Hospital on Tuesday 19 November from 9am to 3pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and members of the MDHU Northallerton team will be on hand to answer any questions and provide information.
Commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Ian Simpson, said: “The MDHU prides itself on an excellent working relationship with the trust and we are delighted to be running exercise mini mash in the hospital grounds.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for our NHS colleagues and the public to gain a further insight into the role of defence medical staff on operations and to see first-hand a tented medical facility.”