HL Deb 11 October 1999 vol 605 cc71-2WA
Baroness Park of Monmouth

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Which units of the Defence Medical Services are deployed in (a) Kosovo and (b) Bosnia; whether these units are up to establishment; and what is the tour interval for personnel serving in such units. [HL3953]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Elements of the following Defence Medical Services units are currently deployed to Kosovo and Bosnia.

  • Kosovo
  • 22 Field Hospital
  • 2 Armoured Field Ambulance
  • Royal Air Force Tactical Medical Wing
  • 84 Field Medical Equipment Depot
  • 23 Parachute Field Ambulance
  • Bosnia
  • 34 Field Hospital
  • 4 Field Ambulance
  • Royal Air Force Tactical Medical Wing

Medical units in Kosovo and Bosnia are currently fully manned. Intervals between six-month operational tours for these units are normally 18 to 24 months. Certain specialists with shorter tour lengths of one month have intervals of three to six months between tours.