THE BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL AT SHAIBAH LOGISTICS BASE, 5 NOVEMBER 2006 [Allocated Title]
Members of 22 (UK) Medical Group, a tri-service unit, on duty at the British Military Hospital at Shaibah Logistics Base.
Soldiers climb on board a Sea King helicopter, which takes off (interior views; stills cameraman is one of those on board). Various confused and random shots (including a man sipping coffee). Interview with Captain Joe Donald, second in command of 363 Close Support Squadron, who provides the medical element, the first responders on the ground in an emergency. He discusses what would happen when a casualty was received at the helipad at Shaibah. Casualty arrives on wheeled stretcher at the hospital (staged). The casualty is brought inside for assessment, where he is moved onto a spinal board and thence onto a trolley. His vital signs are noted. Medic (Royal Marine Commando) briefs the medical crew. Interview with Lance Corporal Grey of Blue Light Matrix, a first response ambulance team, who describes a typical "call". X-ray unit and MRI scanner; interview with Corporal Sylvia Ibie, senior radiographer. Instruments are prepared in an operating theatre by Flight Lieutenant Heidi Gibbs (nurse in charge of theatres at Shaibah); she is interviewed. Captain Tanya Pitman, officer in charge of physiotherapy services, inspects a soldier's injured ankle before being interviewed. Views of gymnasium. Outside, Wing Commander Phil Cushion OC Hospital Squadron of 22 UK Medical Group. Shot of heavily-armoured ambulance based on a Saxon armoured vehicle, and close-up of sign "22 UK MED GP MAY 06 NOV 06 OP TELIC 8". Banter with still photographer. Interview with Lieutenant Colonel Ashley Boreham, Commanding Officer 22 UK Medical Group. General views inside laboratory facilities in the hospital; medic (Flight Sergeant Penny Johnson, Senior Biomedical Scientist for Operation Telic 8) removes a blood bag from a refrigerator and prepares a sample in a petri dish; she is also interviewed about what her job entails. Views of ward; soldier has his blood pressure checked by a woman medic; she is about to be interviewed when her job calls her away. Patient identifies himself as Flight Lieutenant Ian Slaughter, OIC of the Surgical Ward, but now in a different ward as a patient. Interview with another patient, Lance Corporal Rob Lord (Staffordshire Regiment).