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
'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been
excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very
thankful and relieved patient'.
Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital
of North Durham