Salisbury Surgeon Saves Lives In Afghanistan-Lt Col Chris Wright

May 09, 2013, 08:36 AM

Lieutenant Colonel Chris Wright Royal Army Medical Corps, 37, from Salisbury, attached to 5 Medical Regiment is deployed to Camp Bastion, to help save the lives of soldiers serving in the Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Chris is an Emergency Department Consultant Surgeon and normally works in the Accident and Emergency Department in Medical Defence Hospital Unit Frimley Park.

The UK Medical Group provides the full spectrum of medical care support to UK and ISAF Forces deployed in Helmand Province and wider Afghanistan, from care at the point of injury though hospital treatment to evacuation back to the UK.

The current UK Med Gp deployed on Operation Herrick 18 is based around 5 Medical Regiment who provide the Role 1 Medical Regiment who provide the pre-hospital emergency care, the deployed ambulance service and primary health care which is a deployed GPs surgery. 33 Field Hospital provide the core staff for the Role 3 hospital who are responsible for the deployed hospital care of the troops deployed in Afghanistan.

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