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Armed Forces: Casualties

Volume 488: debated on Friday 6 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the number of service personnel who have survived their injuries following treatment in medical facilities in theatre in each of the last two years. (259666)

Figures for the number of UK service personnel to have attended a UK field hospital in Iraq and Afghanistan for battle or non-battle injuries are shown in the following table. These injuries will have ranged in severity from personnel who were very seriously injured through to minor injuries.



Number of attendances by UK service personnel



Number who subsequently died of their injuries



This equates to a survival rate of 99.49 per cent., which can be attributed to the highly skilled and professional staff of the Defence Medical Services and NHS.