HEALTH / WELL-BEING

Types of Injuries Sustained by UK Service Personnel on Op HERRICK in Afghanistan, 1 April 2006 to 30 November 2014

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Following the end of combat operations in Afghanistan this one-off Official Statistic has been published to provide information on the types and mechanism of Injuries sustained by UK Service Personnel in Afghanistan. This report covers the period from when the UK Field Hospital opened, 1 April 2006, to the closure of Operation HERRICK, 30 November 2014.

UK Service Personnel who sustained a Battle Injury or Non Battle injury may have been admitted to the UK or a Coalition field hospital in Afghanistan. This report provides the number of UK Service Personnel who sustained injuries that required the activation of the UK trauma team, including the types of injuries sustained. In addition information has been provided on the mechanism of injury.

Full Reference

Ministry of Defence, 2016. Types of Injuries Sustained by UK Service Personnel on Op HERRICK in Afghanistan, 1 April 2006 to 30 November 2014. Available at: <https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/502888/20160223_Afghanistan_Types_of_Injuries_Official_Statistic_Final_OS.pdf>.