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New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy

1 NZ Casualty Clearing Station

1 NZ Casualty Clearing Station

On 8 July the Light Section of 1 CCS was moved to Benha, in the Nile Delta, and there opened 150 beds and undertook the staging of sick and lightly wounded proceeding to base hospitals by the Delta road. A surgical team was sent forward to the MDS from the CCS on 30 July when the military situation was more stabilised. It had a surgical van, tentage, and twelve beds to enable serious abdominal cases to be held for eight or ten days if necessary.

At this stage it became the policy in the Middle East to make light sections of casualty clearing stations fully mobile, and on 9 July 1 NZ CCS was placed second on the priority list for an additional vehicle, which was duly delivered.