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Awards launched to celebrate military nursing care

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Scottish public health minister Shona Robison met nurses from the 205 (Scottish) Field Hospital (Volunteers) last week to mark the opening of nominations for the third annual Military and Civilian Health Partnership Awards.

The awards, which celebrate the care given to and by the UK’s service personnel, veterans and military families, are run in partnership by the UK governments.

Ms Robison said: “The 205 Field Hospital is the perfect example of what we celebrate with the Military and Civilian Health Partnership Awards.

“These brave men and women have regular jobs in Scotland’s health service, taking care of us all day in, day out. Through their service as TA reservists they also take the skills they learn in Scotland and use them to help save lives on operations - most recently in Afghanistan. In turn, the expertise they gain there benefits their patients in Scotland when they come home.”

She added: “I’m honoured to meet them and the others like them. Last year’s awards were very successful for Scotland and I’d like to see us go even further this year. If you know a military health hero, let us know - and make sure they get the recognition they deserve.”

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