On The 15th September 2011 Prime Minister David Cameron announced in a statement that the NHS would be making available up to 50 places at specialist hospitals to “provide advanced surgery, prosthetics and rehabilitation for severely wounded Libyan civilians.”
These patients were then selected and medically assessed by both Libyan and British health officials in Tunis.
Under this joint British government-Libyan NTC injured patients programme, we are pleased to announce that we have successfully evacuated a total of 50 injured Libyan heroes to various NHS hospitals inEnglandover the past three weeks.
The patients have been carefully matched with the best fit hospitals across England that can provide them with the best service. Below we have provided the list of hospitals where our heroes are currently undergoing treatment and their relevant web links.
The Health Attaché Office staff would like to say a big thank you to the Libyan community and appreciate the care and support offered for our heroes. However, we would politely like to remind you to respect their privacy needs. We hope you understand that the majority of these patients are currently undergoing repeated complex surgical interventions and will need time to recover and rest.
Beyond these 50 we are currently in discussion with many private hospitals in and aroundLondonand FCO to transfer another group of injured patients from Libya,Tunisia,Malta and Egypt.
A visiting team of UK based Libyan surgeons in Tunis have assessed patient’s suitability for transfer on strictly clinical priority basis.
If you require further information or assistance please do not hesitate to contact us at the medical health attaché office
Number: 0207 720 18280
The health attaché office team