Caroline Dinenage, MP for Gosport, gained a valuable insight into the work of the Royal Naval Medical Service during a visit to the Institute of Naval Medicine.
During the visit, Caroline toured the Institute’s key departments and facilities and met with members of staff. The establishment has evolved since its creation into an internationally renowned centre of excellence in all areas of naval health, training, and research.
Caroline was shown round the site, which employs 130 specialist staff, by the Medical Officer in Charge. She toured the state-of-art laboratories, which contribute to key advances in ‘in field’ naval equipment and provide expert training. Caroline also learnt of their work in assessing and discharging sick and disabled members of the Naval Service.
Caroline said: “The Institute of Naval Medicine does groundbreaking work to optimise the operation capacity of the Royal Navy. It was a pleasure to see the fantastic advances that our being made to ensure of servicemen excel aboard and are cared for at home”.