4MDHU PLYMOUTH KEY FACTS: The first of Five MDHU’s, opened in 1995.180 Military personnel made up of Navy, Army, RAF.The Headquarters, made up of Civilian and Military personnel is located in the Norwich Union Building.The Military Patient Admin Cell (MPAC) is situated in the NU Building with a supporting office within the Hospital.Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) share an office with the MPAC in the hospital.
5MISSION STATEMENT:MDHU (D) is to provide highly capable and trained secondary healthcare personnel to support operations and to support and monitor Service secondary health care patient activity in collaboration with designated NHS Trusts in order to support the physical and moral components of Fighting Power.
6MDHU COMMITMENTS: Trust Commitments Military Commitments Deployments Exercises
10PRACTICE AND CLINICAL EDUCATION Trust InductionWork Place InductionIV Study DayDrug CompetenciesDefence Operational Nurse Competency Framework (DONCF)Rolling Operational Performance Statement (OPS) – For Medical Assistants (MA’s)Intermediate Life SupportPre-Deployment Training
11Military Training Pre-deployment Mandatory Military Training Command Leadership TrainingPromotion CoursesProfessional TrainingAdventurous TrainingPhysical TrainingMilitary Days
12AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS Individuals or Teams that show outstanding commitment to the unit, department, charity work etc have the opportunity to be recognised for a variety of awards or commendations such as:The CO’s AwardThe George Beeching Prize for Compassion AwardSick Berth Petty Officer’s Efficiency AwardThe Herbert Lott Naval AwardsThe Ruth Carter Prize for Nurses and the Eliza Mackenzie Prize for Student Nurses
13EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: The MDHU has an affiliated Physical Trainer based at HMS Drake who encourages the unit to take part in many different and exciting sporting events and activities outside the working environment, helping personnel to de-stress and relax while helping to maintaining their fitness and team morale.RN/RM Ski ChampionshipsInter-departmental Rowing CompetitionsDaily fitness classesPlus many more.