NHS medics prepare to join the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone
Doctors, nurses and medics from across the UK's National Health Service are joining Britain's fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone.
The NHS volunteers have spent 9 days training at the Army Medical Services Training Centre, at Strensall near York in preparation. The facility is a replica of a Sierra Leone Ebola treatment centre.
More than 30 NHS staff will make up the first group of volunteers to be deployed by the UK government.
The group - which includes GPs, nurses, clinicians, psychiatrists and consultants in emergency medicine - will work on testing, diagnosing and treating people who have contracted the deadly virus.
They will work in British-built treatment centres across the country, which when full, will triple Sierra Leone’s bed capacity.
Find out more about the UK's fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone at: www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/ebola-virus-governme...
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