Manchester expert to lead UK's Philippines response

A 12-strong team of paramedics and surgeons, led by Prof Redmond, will help the relief effort.

National

British surgeons and nurses sent to Philippines

A team of 12 British surgeons and paramedics is being sent to help with the aid effort in the Philippines following the super typhoon Haiyan.

The team includes:

  • Three emergency physicians
  • Two orthopaedic surgeons
  • A plastic surgeon
  • Two accident and emergency nurses
  • A theatre nurse
  • Two anaesthetists
  • A specialist physiotherapist

The team will be led by Professor Anthony Redmond, from the international emergency medicine department at the University of Manchester, who is a consultant in trauma and emergency medicine.

Manchester professor to lead UK's Philippines aid effort

Prof Tony Redmond, pictured on an earlier medical mission. Credit: University of Manchester

The UK's emergency response to the humanitarian disaster in the Philippines will be led by Tony Redmond, Professor of International Emergency Medicine at the University of Manchester.

Professor Redmond has trained in Emergency Medicine in Britain and the US and is a registered specialist, the Department for International Development said.

Destroyed and damaged houses in the city of Tacloban, central Philippines. Credit: AA / TT/TT News Agency/Press Association Images

At least 10,000 people are feared to have been killed by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the central Philippines on Friday.

David Cameron said the scenes of devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan were "heart-breaking" as he announced that a 12-strong team of paramedics and surgeons, led by Prof Redmond, would help the relief effort.

The team of medical experts and the first consignment of UK aid will leave shortly, the Prime Minister said.

To find out more visit the Disasters Emergency Committee website.

Advertisement