NHS staff rise to Medical Stretch challenge

May 22, 2017

Participants gathered on 19 May at Edinburgh’s Redford Barracks for Exercise Medical Stretch 2017. 

The 205 Field Hospital-organised event saw 55 participants from organisations across Scotland – including from NHS Fife and NHS Western Isles ­– tackle a range of stands designed to improve self-confidence, communication skills, leadership and teamwork.

The activities – which took place at the Castlelaw and Dreghorn Training Area – were wide-ranging and included an obstacle course/stretcher run, lifeboat drill, planning exercise, information analysis, casualty extraction, vehicle recovery, concealment, and crime scene investigation. Stands were run by personnel from 205 Fd Hosp, HMS Scotia, 5 MI Bn, CEUOTC, 612 Sqn, 225 Med Regt, 106 Bn REME, the SNIY, and 243 RMP.

VIP visitors to the event included the CO of 205 Field Hospital Col Helen Singh, CO of 225 (Scottish) Medical Regiment Lt Col Sarah Lambirth, Lowland RFCA Chief Executive Col Robbie Gibson, and HRFCA Chief Executive Brig Mark Dodson.

The event was rounded off with an evening social gathering and prize giving ceremony at Redford Barracks.

Event winners were the team from NHS Dumfries & Galloway and the runners-up were the team from NHS Lothian’s Emergency Department.

For a gallery of images from the event click HERE.

The event was won by the team from NHS Dumfries & Galloway.