The health and wellbeing of our communities has never been so much in focus as in recent months.
A total of 12 Combat Medical Technicians and Paramedics from the Royal Army Medical Core (RAMC) have been deployed to Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend since April 2020.
Many outpatient clinics are currently suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic and services in the NHS have had to find innovative ways in which to engage with patients to maintain and provide treatment.
Speech and Language Therapists (SALT) have always had a key role to play in supporting any patient in a critical care environment, by supporting rehabilitation of their communication, swallowing disorders and respiratory management.
Jonathan Gapper and fiancée Jessica Parsons both work in the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend. Jonathan is a clinical lead nurse on the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and Jessica is acting ward manager on an older people’s mental health assessment unit.