25/10/2021

Military Medical Technicians Help Ease Pressure On NI Hospitals

Military medical technicians have been praised for their help and support in easing the pressures on hospitals in Northern Ireland by Health Minister Robin Swann.

Combat Medical Technicians (CMTs) have been deployed to NI three times since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Health Minister personally thanked the CMTs when he met them recently ahead of their departure from Northern Ireland.
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He said: "I welcome the support provided by the medical technicians since the outset of the pandemic. This has been a practical step towards easing some of the burden facing our health and social care system, one which has been welcomed by staff across the system.

"The HSC system in Northern Ireland has been under considerable pressure for some time and is likely facing into a very challenging winter. Any relief provided by the CMTs during their time here is to be welcomed. I wish them well as they move on to whatever new challenge awaits them."


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