New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy
All New Zealand medical units left the forward base with fourteen days' reserve of medical supplies. This, together with captured medical stores, proved adequate for requirements in most cases. In the latter stages of the action there was, however, some shortage of stretchers and blankets.
At a conference after the campaign it was recommended that there should be some increase in certain supplies to field ambulances, such as Kramer splinting, pentothal, sulphonamides in powder and tablet form, anti-tetanic serum, plaster-of-paris, and morphia in solution in capped bottles. An increase in the number of panniers and medical companions was also suggested, and instruments sufficient for emergency operations.