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UK Field Hospital Afghanistan

UK Field Hospital Afghanistan

Camp Bastion Hospital, which lies at the centre of the British military base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, is a world leader in trauma care.


It is a hive of activity night and day, on call to expect the most shocking casualties at any time.

The hospital staff working round the clock provide care to soldiers, injured locals and even Taliban fighters, who are treated under the Geneva convention.

Each medic - many of them volunteers - brings a wealth of skills, from surgeons battling to save the lives of critically wounded soldiers, to specialist paediatricians who tend injured Afghan children.