As wards fill up with injured servicemen and women requiring long-term help along the road to recovery, and newspapers highlight stories of the problems faced by the wounded, the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons (35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3PE) is hosting on December 1st at 7 pm a very timely event to discuss the nature of modern war injuries, the recovery processes for those wounded on operational duty, and what the future holds for the new generation of disabled ex-servicemen and women. Colonel David Richmond, the most senior serviceman to be wounded in Afghanistan to date, Army orthopaedic surgeon Major Arul Ramasamy and former Royal Navy Captain Stevan Jackson of the Royal British Legion which supports the recovery of the wounded and provides welfare support to veterans, will talk about their experiences and answer questions. Richard Hollingham will chair the discussion. The event is free of charge, but booking is required on 020 7869 6560.
‘Helping the Wounded: Disability and the Military’: special event at the Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons.