Nick Clegg Honours Ta Medics In Sheffield

Pictured is Nick Clegg,Sheffield MP and Deputy Prime Minister at Endcliffe Hall to hand out medals to TA Medical Personal who have recently sereved in Afganistain.
Pictured is Nick Clegg,Sheffield MP and Deputy Prime Minister at Endcliffe Hall to hand out medals to TA Medical Personal who have recently sereved in Afganistain.

MEDICS who put their day jobs in South Yorkshire on hold to spend three months treating casualties in Afghanistan were presented with medals and Deputy Prime Minister and Hallam MP Nick Clegg.

Members of the Territorial Army’s 212 Field Hospital, including surgeons, nurses and doctors at hospitals such as the Royal Hallamshire and Northern General, helped to run the British military hospital at Camp Bastion, Helmand, between January and April.

They treated up to 30 casualties a day, among them British and international troops, Afghan people and Taliban.

Mr Clegg, who made the presentations at the regimental headquarters at Endcliffe Hall, said: “I have visited the hospital at Camp Bastion twice and been struck by the most extraordinary example of the day-to-day heroism and dedication of these volunteer medics, who are performing miracles keeping people alive who suffered the most severe injuries.”