Co-operation and working together (CAWT) supported training 2 Clinical Personnel, one from Cappagh Hospital, at the recent Humanitarian Disaster Assistance Course, at the United Nations Training School Ireland (UNTSI), in the Curragh Camp.
UNTSI is responsible for the training and education of all Irish Defence Forces personnel preparing to take part in Peace Support Operations globally.
One of the attendees, Mr Keith Synnott is a spinal surgeon and chairman of the hospital’s medical board at the Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital (CNOH). He has been involved with writing the report for the development of trauma networks in Ireland as well as volunteering his services many times in Haiti and Africa.
Coincidentally, at the same time and accompanied by Defence Minister Paul Kehoe TD and Irish Defence Forces Chief of Staff, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, the Prince of Wales was taking a tour of the United Nations Training School Ireland (UNTSI), on Wednesday.
The prince received a briefing from Col Jaisha Mahan about an ongoing humanitarian disaster training course taking place with a number of cross border agencies.