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Surgeon leaves for Afghanistan

A surgeon from Sunderland leaves today to run the hospital at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

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Full Report: Sunderland surgeon leaves for Afghanistan

A doctor from the region leaves today to run the army hospital at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

Colonel Ben Banerjee is a surgeon at Sunderland Royal Hospital but is also a member of the Territorial Army.

Civilians provide additional cover to the armed forces during times of conflict and Sunderland Royal has allowed four of its surgeons on tours of duty - a large commitment from one hospital.

You can watch the full report from Julia Barthram below.

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