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3 Military Hospital - (3 members)

The hospital can probably trace its roots back to 1899 during the Anglo-Boer War, when No.8 General Hospital was established at Bloemfontein. However it was only established as 3 Military Hospital (3 MIL) [Afr: 3 Militêre Hospitaal] in 1965 and is still deemed to be a level 3 specialised base hospital. From 1978, as part of the new SA Medical Services structure, 3 MIL fell under the direct control of Central Medical Command in Bloemfontein, one of the regional medical commands.


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3 Military Hospital - (3 members)

The hospital can probably trace its roots back to 1899 during the Anglo-Boer War, when No.8 General Hospital was established at Bloemfontein. However it was only established as 3 Military Hospital (3 MIL) [Afr: 3 Militêre Hospitaal] in 1965 and is still deemed to be a level 3 specialised base hospital. From 1978, as part of the new SA Medical Services structure, 3 MIL fell under the direct control of Central Medical Command in Bloemfontein, one of the regional medical commands.


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History

RE: 3 Military Hospital

3 Military Hospital Flag (as per Art Card, dated 1988)...


RE: 3 Military Hospital

3 Military Hospital Colours (as per Art Card, dated 1990)...


RE: 3 Military Hospital

The following services are rendered:
  • a. Major and orthopaedic surgical procedures under general anaesthesia;

  • b. Emergency resuscitation procedures, such as maintenance of airway, breathing, circulation and advanced life support;

  • c. Stabilisation of casualties for long-haul air evacuation to the level 4 base hospital;

  • d. Inpatient and intensive care to patients;

  • e. Radiology examinations and possible CT and ultra-sonography;

  • f. Dental treatment, pain relief, extractions, fillings and infection control, as well as limited oral surgery;

  • g. Diagnostic laboratory testing;

  • h. Sustainment of pharmaceutical and e-class items, as well as consumables.
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RE: 3 Military Hospital

Art Card for the 3 Military Hospital Shoulder Flash/Emblem, approved 1990:...


RE: 3 Military Hospital

Art Card for the 3 Military Hospital Shoulder Flash, approved 1981:...


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YearNumber of members on Roll Of Honour
1981
1
TOTAL:
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Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
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