Once again in April 2018, a CAWT sponsored cross border Humanitarian Disaster Response Course was held in the United Nations Training School Ireland in the Curragh Camp in Co. Kildare. The annual event was organised in association with a number of statutory and non-Governmental bodies, north and south, including Irish Aid and the Department of Defence. Health service personnel, including some military reservist doctors and nurses, participated in an intensive 3-day intensive specialist course for those who may be deployed to international disaster zones worldwide.
Commenting, CAWT’s Chief Officer, Bernie McCrory said:
“Such specialist courses are valuable because they enable our medical doctors and health care professionals from both sides of the border to engage in practical training alongside each other. Our support for this event is just part of the work of the CAWT cross border partnership, which comprises the health services in both jurisdictions. Our role is to improve access to health services and to facilitate greater integration between both health services in the border area.”