SNO news is good news 3

Senior Nursing Officer, Lt Cdr McCullough, shares her latest update from South Sudan... read more in SNO news is good news..3!

We have been in theatre 8 weeks and I can honestly say that it has flown by. This first month has been about meeting the other Troop contributing countries and understanding how our medical facility fits into the wider UN mission in Bentiu.

SNO news is good news...Wards update

Welcome back to the “SNO news is good news” blog. Rather than read about our time in South Sudan according to the SNO for the next few months, I have asked every department to break up my Northern Irish ramblings by giving a quick synopsis on their time in theatre.  The following blog is written by CPONN Robinson who is currently the Head of Department (HoD) of the ward team (pictured above).

SNO news is good news...

In this first blog, Senior Nursing Officer (SNO) Lt Cdr Karen McCullough, describes the team's arrival and first couple of weeks of the deployment.


"There were times last year building up to this deployment where I thought I would never survive to get out the door due to the frantic nature of preparing for a UN deployment with 6 months notice to move".


Keep on Climbing

On 18 Mar 17, Lt Cdr Lee Packer and LNN Lizzie Crofts competed against some of the best climbers in the world at the Climbing Works International Festival; it was the ultimate tale of the underdogs, but without the triumphant ending.

The Coastal Path Challenge

This summer a small group of QARNNS personnel from DMG (SW) completed just under 30 miles of the South West Coast Path over 2 days in a challenge set out by former OCN, Cdr Kevin Charlton.

Leadership Development Week

I was given the opportunity to participate in a Leadership Development Course in preparation for my Leading Rates Leadership Course which is in March 2017. The course was based in Plymouth with other of nurses MAs and a writer from different units.