Well it has been a busy time for the Role 2 Afloat Team who have worked very hard to achieve Full Operational Capability (FOC). This means that we have now fully embedded within the ship and the Carrier Strike Group and are an integral part of the casualty journey which starts at the point of injury to transfer to a hospital for definitive care.
QARNNS can find themselves nursing in a wide variety of situations across the Globe, whether on board a Ship or anywhere the Royal Marines might deploy. Here, CPONN Chambers, an Infection Prevention and Control Specialist Nurse attached to the Commando Forward Surgical Group (CFSG), describes his experiences while on Exercise Green Dragon with Commando Logistic Regiment Royal Marines.
It has been a busy few weeks at the R2H we have been working hard to ensure that everything is “ship shape” in preparation for our replacements coming in to take over. But now, with the post op tour report completed, individuals reports sorted, UN Engagements slowing down…slightly, I thought it was time to put the effort in for what could be the final blog.
The Nation has gone #RoyalWedding crazy and the QARNNS have their own way of sending congratulations to the happy couple... In this latest update from the team in South Sudan, read all about how SNO news may be no more, changes in the Hospital, the return of some of the staff, medal parades and some very special games as we're back with the latest update from Lt Cdr McCullough, read on!
The ITU team: From left to right (or port to starboard!!) LNN Kennedy-Hay, Lt Perrin, Lt Col Jeyanathan, PONN Mitchell and PONN Sutherland.
Although the majority of the R2 Hospital on Op Trenton 4 is made up of Royal Navy personnel, we have the pleasure of sharing this tour with both Army and RAF colleagues. In this, the centenary year of the RAF (1 April 2018), it seems appropriate to give the blog over to our RAF team.
Lt Jeffreys (pictured, 2nd from left) is a Nursing Officer in QARNNS and here, offers some insight into her new role in Trauma Research at King’s College Hospital, London