Seriously injured Ukrainian soldiers – including amputees – could be offered specialist military rehabilitation care in the UK.
Ministers and defense chiefs discuss plans for the injured to be airlifted to the state-of-the-art National Defense and Rehabilitation Center when evacuation is possible.
Defense Secretary Ben Wallace is said to be extremely supportive of aid plans for Ukrainian soldiers[/caption]
Troops needing prosthetics and rehabilitation, including learning to walk again, would be treated at the DNRC, Stanford Hall, Notts.
The £300million center – officially opened by Prince William in June 2018 – is the main base for the treatment of amputee British troops after the closure of Headley Court in Surrey.
Medics helped L/Bmdr Ben Parkinson, the most seriously injured serviceman to survive in Afghanistan, and Seaman Mark Ormrod, a triple amputee.
Defense Secretary Ben Wallace is said to be “extremely supportive” but “cautious” about putting the idea into practice.
A source said: “We are talking about helping those in need of long-term treatment and rehabilitation and having prosthetic limbs. »
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The Defense Ministry said there were no plans to make an announcement regarding the treatment of Ukrainian troops at the DNRC.
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