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Right Arrow NHS staff go on manoeuvres with Army Reserves
22 December 2016 at 10:16

Hospital staff got a taste of military life on a team-building and leadership day at Altcar Training Camp, Formby.

Eighteen people took part with representation from the wards, radiology, A&E, dermatology, sterile services, the walk-in centres, administration, theatres and gynaecology.

The day was a mixture of interactive classroom sessions on team-building and conflict resolution. Presentations and command tasks were delivered by the commanding officer, majors, warrant officers and other personnel from 3 Medical Regiment.

It also included outdoor command tasks with the grand finale being indoor ranges where staff demonstrated their newly-acquired skills handling SA80 rifles, the military services’ current issued weapon.

The training day was organised by Kath Higgins, Head of Nursing for Planned Care, who is also a major with 207 Field Hospital at Chorley-based 3 Medical Regiment. Both are units within the Army Medical Services employing regular and reserve personnel.

She said: “It was one of the wettest and windiest days of the year but this did nothing to quash people’s enthusiasm. We had brilliant feedback and this is sure to be the first of many such exercises.”

Issued by Tony Ellis, Marketing and Communications Manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494
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Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We also provide sexual health services across the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries is hosted by the Trust from Southport hospital.