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Deployed Hospital Care
  1. Colonel Martin CM Bricknell, L/RAMC, Medical Director1 and
  2. D McArthur, Commanding Officer2
  1. 1Headquarters Region Command (South), Operation HERRICK, BFPO 772
  2. 2205 (Scottish) Field Hospital (V), Graham House, 130 Whitefield Road, Glasgow G51 2YE
  1. HQ Land Forces, Army Medical Directorate, Ramillies Building, Marlborough Lines, Andover, Hampshire SP11 8 HJ martin{at}


This paper discusses the organisational developments in hospital support to expeditionary military operations – Deployed Hospital Care (DHC). It discusses the evolution in deployed hospital care arising from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the limitations of current doctrine. It highlights the transition from deployable infrastructure to fixed infrastructure for medical units as a critical aspect of the adaptation from intervention operations to enduring operations. The paper closes by considering some of the emerging issues in the management of personnel within DHC units.

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