205 (Scottish) Field Hospital is Scotland's only Army Reserve Field Hospital. We are a hospital just like any other with the same highly trained clinically current professionals providing first class healthcare delivery, as you would find within the NHS.
The Army Medical Services (AMS) Reservists are employees of NHS Scotland; same people, different environment. Our personnel can be deployed to Operations across the world providing secondary healthcare to both soldiers and civilians during conflict, peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.
On their return the experience, leadership and additional skills from working in challenging environments are then transferred back into their careers within NHS Scotland.
In their spare time AMS Reservists train to adapt their medical or healthcare experience to challenging military environments such as temporary Field Hospitals in specially adapted tents or buildings while using simple but current equipment.
Training undertaken can be medical, military or leadership instruction as well as sport and adventure training. Opportunities are available to learn and instruct and both skills are encouraged. As a member of the Army Reserve, employees can undergo courses not normally accessible to them while getting paid.
To quote one of our nurses:
"It's a different way of spending your free time, away from the daily life of working within the NHS, which provides additional income and a fantastic annual tax free bonus. The training given is challenging but doesn't interfere with external commitments you may have. Joining the Army Reserve has helped me to develop my confidence and leadership abilities in ways you never thought possible."
Training evenings take place every Wednesday between 7.30 and 9.30 pm. If you would like to know more about us, you may contact us as detailed below. Please just ask for the Unit Recruitment Officer or Permanent Staff Administrative Officer.