Op IMPACT: Role 2 medical facility under CAF lead

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The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) recently assumed the lead of the Coalition Role 2 medical facility in Northern Iraq as part of Operation IMPACT, the CAF contribution to the multinational coalition to dismantle and defeat Daesh.

“The Canadian Armed Forces continues to provide tangible and valuable contributions to the fight to defeat Daesh,” says Brigadier-General Shane Brennan, Commander Joint Task Force–Iraq. “The Coalition Role 2 medical facility plays an important role in supporting Coalition forces fighting to liberate Iraq from Daesh and continues our commitment to the region’s stability.”

The CAF contribution will consist of approximately 50 military personnel with a mandate to provide lifesaving medical and surgical care to support Coalition forces. Deploying CAF Health Services personnel are from various bases across Canada, with the majority from 1 Canadian Field Hospital based out of CFB Petawawa.

The CAF portion of this team includes command and control personnel, physicians, nurses, medical technicians, laboratory and diagnostic imaging technicians, a dental team, and a full complement of support staff. The medical facility capabilities include resuscitation, damage control surgery, intensive care support, dental care, diagnostic imaging, a medical lab, and an intermediate care ward.

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