February 26th 2014


An Army Reserve Centre in Beeston is opening its doors to healthcare professionals and members of the public to give people an opportunity to learn more about being a Reservist.

212 Field Hospital are organising an open evening to take place on 4 March 2014 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Broadgate Army Reserve Centre, Broadgate, Beeston, and are encouraging anyone interested in joining the Reserves to come along and meet those already serving.

People attending the event will have the opportunity to see a range of Reservist demonstrations, talks and ask any questions they have about what it means to be a soldier in the Army Reserve.

During the event there will be lessons on battlefield casualty drills, a theoretical discussion regarding helicopter handling and a demonstration of a meal prepared by an Army chef.

Corporal Kate Thornton, from 212 Field Hospital, who in her day-to-day life works as a Theatre Nurse at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham said: “People are invited along to the open event to get a taste of what we do. The evening will give visitors the opportunity to see the types of activities we do, and will include a taster of both medical and military training.”

If you are a medical professional, or training to be a medical professional, and are looking to join the Army Reserve, 212 Field Hospital is currently recruiting a range of health-related positions such as Nurses, Consultants, Scientists, Surgeons and Healthcare Assistants.

For those who are not medically trained, 212 Field Hospital is also recruiting personnel to train to be Chefs, Vehicle Mechanics and Vehicle Electricians.

No booking is needed for the event so feel free to visit the centre from 7.30pm onwards.

To find out more about 212 Field Hospital in Beeston contact Captain Mick Rutkowski on 07771 958311 or email: