A field hospital is a hospital that can be deployed anywhere in the world and set up using tents or existing buildings to provide medical care to soldiers and if need be, civilians, in the field.
Fully deployed, the field hospitals provide 200 nursing and ITU beds, seven operating theatres and a full range of diagnostic services and other clinical departments with an established strength of 566 staff which is further augmented by Bands, pioneer and logistic staff.
The role of the AMS is to contribute to the conservation of fighting strength and morale of the Army. The AMS is responsible for advising commanders on the maintenance of health and prevention of disease in the Army in peace and, in addition, the collection, medical classification , evacuation and treatment of the sick and wounded in war.
Secondary Health Care, Dental Services, Medical Training, and the supply of medical and dental equipment, pharmaceuticals and dressings are provided on a tri-service basis by Defence Agencies in which members of the AMS are employed.