The British Military has trained more than 4,000 Sierra Leone Ebola healthcare workers in a specially designed three-day class at the Ebola Training Academy National Stadium in Freetown. The trained workers will go to work in one of the many Ebola response Community Care centres and Ebola Treatment Centres across Sierra Leone.

The medics also assisted the Sierra Leone Military at Wilberforce Barracks in preparing for the opening of a new Ebola treatment centre. They helped to orchestrate a series of Ebola Training exercises to identify any necessary procedure changes prior to the facility receiving real patients.

The British medical specialists from the Royal Army Medical Corps and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps worked in a mentoring role, letting the centre staff run exercises to test their new facility and personnel. The exercised were based on the UK team’s experiences of undertaking and delivering hospital simulation exercises at the UK’s Army Medical Services Training Centre.