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Team building with armed forces reserves

On Friday 5th June 2015, a team made up of staff from Health Visiting, School Nursing and Admin from Seaham locality participated in Exercise MEDICAL CHALLENGE, which was a team building event run by 201 (Northern) Field Hospital. 

They were one of twenty seven teams from eleven different NHS Trusts and other health providers who took part.  They participated in a number of medical based and other military style scenarios.   They came top in the field hospital scenario, which involved the delivery and handover of casualties; they were awarded full marks in this task for their knowledge, clinical skills, communication and team work.

The team found the exercise was an excellent experience and they gained a good insight into the role of the reserve forces.

The photograph shows the team looking surprisingly refreshed after completing the stretcher race and showing off their medals.

'In recent times, I have utilised admissions to Richardson for respite direct from my fracture clinic, even at weekends. I have never worked anywhere with this efficiency before - it is reassuring and invaluable for the patient.'

Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital