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Air Marshal Sir John Baird, KBE, CStJ, DL, FRAeS, FRCPE, Surgeon-General RIP

Old 25th Nov 2020, 11:10
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Air Marshal Sir John Baird, KBE, CStJ, DL, FRAeS, FRCPE, Surgeon-General RIP

Air Marshal Sir John Baird, Surgeon-General who pushed for change in military medicine.

After specialising in aviation medicine he was later hailed as ‘the most able and distinguished Surgeon General of the late 20th century’ Air Marshal Sir John Baird, who has died aged 83, was an RAF doctor with a special interest in aviation medicine; he rose to the top of his profession in the RAF.

John was SMO at Valley when I was a student and almost died in an RTA. It was Johns action that helped me survive the accident and eventually regain a flying medical cat. He and his lovely wife Mary were such good friends to all students at Valley at that time.

He was truly remarkable doctor who really understood the requirements for military medicine in all of its facets. Our thoughts are with Mary at this difficult time. RIP
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He was a foresighted Surgeon General, in that he was a proponant of scraping the military hospitals at the time, against severe resistance. That is borne out by recent conflicts in that the military hospitals were neigther big enough or well satffed and equiped to deal with the polytrauma miltary patients requiring many different specialities to make care safe and have a resonable expectation of a good outcome. The present facility in birmingham is the best option even after the rocky start, access to many intensive care beds, the hospital has 100 are just what the military need to have available. The Role 3 hospital at Bastion was decribed by the CQC as exlempary in its care, but that was just the start of the patient journey, this and strategic and tactical MERT is where the forces should be.

This is AVM Bairds legacy, improving care for the services.
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