Case study 2 – Cyprus
The British military based in Cyprus provided an emergency ambulance and pre-hospital medical service within the British Sovereign Bases area. Military medical training does not prepare its staff for a predominantly civilian role dealing with the range of emergency care occurring within the dependants and Cypriot civilian populations.
Our instructors provided a range of bespoke training for more than 10-years (until the closure off the service), returning twice a year, to deliver initial and refresher training as well as more specialist modules needed by the emergency medical teams comprising medical technicians, nurses, doctors and on occasions other staff (more recently including RAF paramedics). This was rewarding work that saw regular impact as the ambulances and the medical staff were called upon across the sovereign base areas.
Without the specialist training delivered by our teams of instructors, familiar with the combined military and civilian focused roles, emergency care would have been a much greater challenge to this isolated community.