Student Soldier Deploys to Afghanistan
Rebekah Weaver, a nursing student from the Faculty, is working in the busiest trauma hospital in the world.
Territorial Army soldier Corporal Rebekah Weaver, 22, has taken a year out of her course to deploy as a healthcare assistant at the British Military Hospital in Camp Bastion. The student is a soldier serving with 208 Field Hospital (Volunteers) which have taken command of the hospital over the past few months. Rebekah has been working on the wards in the intensive treatment unit.
Of the experience, Rebekah said: "I'm looking forward to meeting the challenges and think it will be a positive life changing experience."
208 Field Hospital is one of 11 TA field hospitals in the British Army. It has centres in Liverpool, Blackpool, Ellesmere Port and Lancaster. Its Commanding Officer, Colonel Peter Jackson, said:
"This is the second time in four years that Liverpool based 208 Field Hospital has been awarded the privilege of running the hospital at Camp Bastion. This time we will be managing a multi-national medical team which includes American and Danish medics. All of my key clinical departments will be run by Territorial Army clinicians who normally work in a like-for-like job in local NHS hospitals. It is a partnership which works well for both the Army and the NHS and we are extremely grateful for the public's continued support."
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