NCCTRC Assist Philippines
2nd April 2014
The National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) were deployed by the Australian Government in November 2013 as part of the aid package to assist the disaster ravaged country of the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the country leaving utter devastation in its wake. The Typhoon with winds of up to 315km/h, Super Typhoon Haiyan was the world's strongest tropical cyclone since Hurricane Camille hit the US in 1969 with 305km/h winds.
The NCCRC deployed a total of 74 personnel in two deployments and its full cache of equipment, which included 4 Blu-Med shelters providing a heavy capability for the conduct of surgery, to the area with the assistance of the RAAF. Over the 4-8 weeks they were in country the team from the NCCTRC personnel treated over 2,700 victims, including over 220 surgical cases, of which 90 required major surgery.
Mobilis Medical is proud to continue its support of the NCCTRC through the provision of personnel, equipment and training to provide a robust and effective mobile hospital capability for the Australian Federal Government, we’d like to congratulate Dr Len Notaras, AM and his team for their fantastic efforts in supporting the Filipino people during their time of need.