Safely disposing contaminated waste in the fight against Ebola

An Army medic shows NHS medics how to safely dispose of potentially contaminated waste, at a training facility near York.

The centre provides a simulation of the British-built centres in Sierra Leone, helping to train and prepare the NHS medics who are joining the UK’s fight against the diseases.

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.

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