Sailor discusses her work in Bastion Hospital
A sailor who spent four months helping to run the field hospital at Camp Bastion has spoken about the traumatic incidents and dangers medics face on a daily basis in Afghanistan.
Leading Writer Rebecca Aitken, aged 31, served as a receptionist at the field hospital. Her duties included alerting medical staff and caring for troops injured by improvised explosive devices.
Leading Writer Aitken was the point of contact when a casualty was being rescued from across Helmand province and she would receive a short e-mail message in code that would tell her how many casualties were coming in and what was wrong with them:
“I would hear a small ping on my computer, like a message alert, and that would spark me into action,” she explained.
“I would put out a trauma call and get the surgeons, anaesthetists and anyone else who needed to be there to respond.”
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