QARANC

» Site Map

» Home Page

Historical Info

» Find Friends – Search Old Service and Genealogy Records

» History

» QAIMNS for India

» QAIMNS First World War

» Territorial Force Nursing Service TFNS

» WW1 Soldiers Medical Records

» Field Ambulance No.4

» Chain of Evacuation of Wounded Soldiers

» Auxiliary Hospitals

» War Graves Nurses




» Book of Remembrance

» Example of Mentioned in Despatches Letter

» Love Stories

» World War 1 Letters

» QA World War Two

» Africa Second World War

» War Diaries of Sisters

» D Day Normandy Landings

» Belsen Concentration Camp

» Voluntary Aid Detachment

» National Service

» Korean War

» Gulf War

» Op Telic

» Royal Red Cross Decoration

» Colonels In Chief

» Director Army Nursing Services (DANS)

» Colonel Commandant

» Matrons In Chief (QAIMNS)

Follow us on Twitter:
Follow qaranchistory on Twitter


» Grey and Scarlet Corps March

» Order of Precedence

» Motto

» QA Memorial National Arboretum

» NMA Heroes Square Paving Stone

» Memorial Window

» Army Medical Services Monument

» Recruitment Posters

» Museum

» QA Association

» Standard

» QA and AMS Prayer and Hymn

» Books


Former Army Hospitals

UK

» Army Chest Unit

» Cowglen Glasgow

» CMH Aldershot

» Colchester

» Craiglockhart

» DKMH Catterick

» Duke of Connaught Unit Northern Ireland

» Endell Street

» First Eastern General Hospital Trinity College Cambridge

» Ghosts

» Hospital Ghosts

» Haslar

» King George Military Hospital Stamford Street London

» QA Centre

» QAMH Millbank

» QEMH Woolwich

» Medical Reception Station Brunei and MRS Kuching Borneo Malaysia

» Musgrave Park Belfast

» Netley

» Royal Chelsea Hospital

» Royal Herbert

» Royal Brighton Pavilion Indian Hospital

» School of Physiotherapy

» Station Hospital Suez

» Tidworth

» Wheatley


France

» Ambulance Trains

» Hospital Barges

» Ambulance Flotilla

» Hospital Ships


Germany

» Berlin

» Hamburg

» Hannover

» Hostert

» Iserlohn

» Munster

» Rinteln

» Wuppertal


Cyprus

» TPMH RAF Akrotiri

» Dhekelia

» Nicosia


Egypt

» Alexandria


China

» Shanghai


Hong Kong

» Bowen Road

» Mount Kellett

» Wylie Road Kings Park


Malaya

» Kamunting

» Kinrara

» Kluang

» Singapore

» Terendak


Overseas Old British Military Hospitals

» Belize

» Falklands

» Gibraltar

» Kaduna

» Klagenfurt

» BMH Malta

» Nairobi

» Nepal


Middle East

» Benghazi

» Tripoli

RCDM - The Royal Centre for Defence Medicine - Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham


Information and history about the RCDM - The Royal Centre for Defence Medicine - Queen Elizabeth NHS Hospital Birmingham


The Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) was opened on the 2 April 2001 by Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal. Army, Royal Air Force (RAF) and Navy nurses work within the unit and throughout the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHBFT),(formerly the Selly Oak National Health Service Trust Hospital in Birmingham until 2010), caring for civilian and military patients.

In June 2010 the RCDM relocated to the purpose built Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) from Ward S4 of the Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham.

For the Selly Oak Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham: University Hospitals Birmingham website please visit www.uhb.nhs.uk/rcdm.htm

For the RCDM website please visit
www.rcdm-patientwelfarefund.com

For the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine fund within Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity which aims to raise funds for a Forces and Families Centre at the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham please visit qehb.org/military


History of The Royal Centre for Defence Medicine

On the 1 April 2002 The Centre for Defence Medicine was given approval by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and given Royal status and re-named to The Royal Centre for Defence Medicine.

Prior to this and in anticipation of the RCDM opening seven military nurses were sent to University Hospital Birmingham in September 2000 to work in the Accident and Emergency Department.



The Drummer Boy The Drummer Boy continues the adventures of QARANC nurse, Scott Grey, who has the special gift of seeing military ghosts. In this novel he is haunted by the ghost of a Gordon Highlander Drummer Boy from the Battle of Waterloo. It is based on the legends of the Tidworth Military Hospital Drummer Boy.


Chapters take place in modern day Aberdeen, at the Noose & Monkey bar and restaurant as well as His Majesty’s Theatre and Garthdee. Other scenes take place at Tidworth and during the Napoleonic War where I describe battlefield medical care of this era.


Read the first three chapters for free on most devices.




If you like this page and would like to easily share it with your friends and family please use the social networking buttons below:

 
 





After the closure of the main Ministry of Defence (MOD) military hospitals such as the QEMH, CMH and RN Haslar the RCDM was set up to provide medical and nursing care for injured and wounded military personnel on operational deployments and secondary and specialist care for members of the armed forces.

Military patients who are returned home to the UK from active operations are flown into Birmingham airport by RAF nursing and medical teams of the Aero Med Service.

The Royal Centre for Defence Medicine is also a training centre for nursing, medical and support staff of the tri-service which includes the QARANC (Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps), the PMRAFNS (Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service) and the QARNNS (Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service)


Alexandra Wing


Attached to the RCDM is the Alexandra Wing which is a hostel accommodation facility for the next of kin and relatives of soldiers, sailors and airmen who are being cared for at the hospital.


Defence School of Health Care Studies


The Royal Defence Medical College moved from Gosport to the University of Central England in Birmingham Medical School where it combines civilian and military research, training and education. This includes the Defence School of Health Care Studies for the training and professional development of military nurses. It is now known as the Centre of Defence Medicine - Birmingham (CDM).


If you would like to contribute any info, photographs or share your memories of RCDM then please contact me.



Wounded

BBC1 broadcast a documentary called Wounded on Wednesday 23 September 2009. Wounded followed the treatment of two soldiers injured in Afghanistan . This included their care at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham and their rehab at the Defence Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court. Their injuries were bilateral leg amputations and lost eyesight and the other soldier lost three limbs after moving a sandbag which had a booby trap. Members of the QARANC featured in Wounded.




Forces War Records

Forces War Records are a genealogy site where you can find military records of over 6 million British Armed Forces personnel cross matched with over 4000 Regiments, Bases and Ships. This link includes a free search and a special discount of 40% off membership offer for visitors who use the discount code AF40 if they decide to become a member.
Search Now. A unique feature is their WW1 Soldiers Medical Records section.







If you would like to contribute to this page, suggest changes or inclusions to this website or would like to send me a photograph then please e-mail me.



Official QARANC webpage.

QA Association website.

In The Company of Nurses Book.


***********************************************




The Grey Lady Ghost of the Cambridge Military Hospital Novel - a Book by CG Buswell


The Drummer Boy Novel


Read our posts on:

» Facebook

» Google+

» Twitter


Offers

» Army Discounts





Present Day

» Become An Army Nurse

» Junior Ranks

» Officer Ranks

» Abbreviations

» Nicknames

» Service Numbers

Ministry of Defence Hospital Units

» MDHU Derriford

» MDHU Frimley Park

» MDHU Northallerton

» MDHU Peterborough

» MDHU Portsmouth

» RCDM Birmingham



Field Hospitals

» Camp Bastion Field Hospital and Medical Treatment Facility MTF Helmand Territory Southern Afghanistan





Territorial Army

» TA Field Hospitals and Field Ambulances


Photos

» Florence Nightingale Plaque

» Photographs


Uniform

» Why QA's Wear Grey

» Beret

» Lapel Pin Badge

» Army School of Psychiatric Nursing Silver Badge

» Cap Badge

» Corps Belt

» ID Bracelet

» Silver War Badge WWI

» Officer's Cloak

» QAIMNSR Tippet

» Officer Medal

» Hospital Blues Uniform WW1


Events

» Armed Forces Day

» Recreated WWI Ward

» Reunions

» Corps Day

» Freedom of Rushmoor

» Re-enactment Groups

» Military Events

» Remembrance

» AMS Carol Service

» QARANC Association Pilgrimage to Singapore and Malaysia 2009

» Doctors and Nurses at War

» War and Medicine Exhibition

» QA Uniform Exhibition Nothe Fort Weymouth


Famous QA's

» Dame Margot Turner

» Dame Maud McCarthy

» Military Medal Awards To QAs

» Moment of Truth TV Documentary

» Sean Beech


Nursing Events

International Nurses Day


Info

» Search

» Site Map

» Contact

» Websites



We are seeking help with some answers to questions sent by readers. These can be found on the Army Nursing page.



» Find QA's

» Jokes

» Merchandise

» Mugs

» Personalised Poster

» Poppy Badges

» Stamp

» Teddy Bears

» Pin Badges

» Wall Plaques

» Fridge Magnet



» The Abandoned Soldier


© Site contents copyright QARANC.co.uk 2006 - 2016 All rights reserved.
Privacy/Disclaimer Policy