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    The real point I'm making is that when you try to...

    The real point I'm making is that when you try to drum up an Order of Battle for our 2Bdes they have listed their attached supports but there is no mention or identification of medical support for...
  2. Nobody likes getting a "belt of a Crozier " least...

    Nobody likes getting a "belt of a Crozier " least any part of the Trump Cabinet. He must have attempted or known that the normal report/request route was stagnating and he needed immediate action for...
  3. P20 was alongside in part of the Liner Berths, in...

    P20 was alongside in part of the Liner Berths, in Amsterdam. A liner was leaving, and while moving slowly from her berth she set down on P20 and crushed her against the quays, doing certain damage...
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    We know that in a backs to the wall scenario 200...

    We know that in a backs to the wall scenario 200 military personnel built an expandable 4000 bed field hospital in the ExCel Centre in London , in 9 Days. It requires 16,000 staff which is being...
  5. Benefit of ICE 1 hull strength rating. I hope...

    Benefit of ICE 1 hull strength rating. I hope someone video recorded the incident.
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    Sticky: This is a ship tailored to a purpose. It will...

    This is a ship tailored to a purpose. It will operate in a mostlly benign AOP on the Equator. It looks congested amidships, and has the stability problem to counter balance the launch of a large LC...
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    I've checked HIQA inspection reports up to...

    I've checked HIQA inspection reports up to January 2020 and they do not log a MH visit. I noticed they visited Royal Victoria in Belfast. Maybe visits to our facilities were exploratory and under the...
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    Let's say it's a "grey" area. However the Brits...

    Let's say it's a "grey" area. However the Brits handed over a busy capable hospital in 1922 at the Curragh and it was staffed by 37 members of the ANS who provided a 365 day 24/7 service to the...
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    Sticky: It's a single task ship waiting to break in two.

    It's a single task ship waiting to break in two.
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    If we are asked by the EU, we should comply with...

    If we are asked by the EU, we should comply with the newly emerging refitted ship, but upgrade her secondary 20mm to 30mm. Ensure that our NS is represented operationally in the HQ to agree and match...
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    There you go , it's just money. In any combat...

    There you go , it's just money. In any combat capable Armed Force it is a sine qua non that varying degrees of medical management is required. Just get it done or refer it to EU for non-compliance.
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    In the early 2000's there was a big push by FF in...

    In the early 2000's there was a big push by FF in Govt. to save money at all costs, as usual they expected DOD to come up trumps so we started an avalanche of shutting down barracks and Hospitals....
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    Military Medical Facilities

    Doing nothing is not a viable option. Elements of PDF are already helping. In our extinct hospitals orderlies were often pirated from well patients to help the Army nurses. I remember we "lost" a...
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    The idea would be to construct rather than also...

    The idea would be to construct rather than also man. The spare hospitals would allow normal sick or convalescents to be transferred and cared for in a non-infectious building (Covid free), leaving...
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    Exactly. If your hazard is a distant event but...

    Exactly. If your hazard is a distant event but could wipe out your population or economy then plan and prepare. World events are not neutral or selective. The irony is that NGO's and Government...
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    I agree, but the pity is that those who know how...

    I agree, but the pity is that those who know how to set up Field type hospitals. and probably underwent courses on the matter, are not asked for their opinions or input. There is a paper from Medical...
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    Sticky: Yes, you are right. What is needed is implied in...

    Yes, you are right. What is needed is implied in the vessel's designation as a Multi role vessel. Ideally it should be able to function as tasked , in Command functions , HADR, Fleet...
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    Indeed, and we should be experts in Field...

    Indeed, and we should be experts in Field Hospital construction and contagion medicine . The Defence Forces were allowed drift in to an organisation of convenience for Government/Political tasks and...
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    Sticky: Artistic license or a commercial prompt. We have...

    Artistic license or a commercial prompt. We have seen some with an Agusta - 139 on board. Our OPV's appear in their brochures.
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    Sticky: Don't have to add ice strengthening unless you...

    Don't have to add ice strengthening unless you want a future capability. Once a hull is sorted the rest is specification. Being able to operate in Arctic regions in summer doesn't mean the vessel is...
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    Sticky: [QUOTE=EUFighter;474212]While we have all been...

    [QUOTE=EUFighter;474212]While we have all been distracted by some other issues it seems the VARD mob have been busy with several new designs:

    The VARD 7-312 is a 125m Logistic Supply vessel for...
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    The current battle is being fought by our health...

    The current battle is being fought by our health care workers. They are inadequately equipped as some 23% of infected casualties are health care staffs. The comparative figure for Italy is 7.5% and...
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    Military Medical Facilities

    Except for specialists , at all levels, most will be placed to fill shortages, with a lean towards filling some vacancies in a candidates home unit, if they are from a garrison townland, otherwise it...
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    Sticky: I'm certain that the patrol vessels comply with...

    I'm certain that the patrol vessels comply with International Col. Regs. P31's Draft looks interesting and the shallowest I've ever seen, in FW, up at Albert Quay. Her GM must be small enough to take...
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    In a historic sense there was always a tendency...

    In a historic sense there was always a tendency for those involved in equipping the PDF with a skills base to offload structures and systems in favour of a ready made solution from civilian 3rd Level...
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