casualty clearing station

casualty clearing station

A UK term used in the context of a major incident (disaster) for a place of relative safety, usually between the inner and outer cordons of the incident, to which casualties are taken from the incident site, where triage sort, assessment, treatment and stabilisation is carried out by ambulance staff and mobile medical teams on scene.

The CCS is co-ordinated by the ambulance service Bronze Clearing officer and a senior doctor (secondary triage officer), the so-called Bronze Doctor. As more resources arrive on scene it is vital that patient documentation starts within the CCS.
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1918 : A Huddersfield soldier critically wounded in the chest died at a casualty clearing station.
Then at Passchendaele on August 2, 1917, he was gravely wounded by shell fire but cared for wounded soldiers until he was taken to a casualty clearing station where he died two days later.
Built by slave labour in the Nazi occupation, it was originally intended as a bomb-proof barracks for 12,000 German soldiers but became a casualty clearing station complete with operating theatres.
And finally, the nurses were moved to Casualty Clearing Station 2, near Ypres in France.
About an hour later he died - at the Casualty Clearing Station.
He died at the 9th Casualty Clearing Station of influenza just before the end of the war.
For much of the First World War, Vignacourt was behind the front lines, serving as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme.
Tenders are invited for Mobile Casualty Clearing Station (Mccs)
In Amber Street the Women's Voluntary Service HQ was equipped and provided with supplies to fulfil the role of a Base Kitchen, and The Ship Inn on the front was became a Casualty Clearing Station.
A casualty clearing station (CCS) was a military medical facility behind the front lines that was used to treat wounded soldiers.
He was evacuated through the medical evacuation chain to the casualty clearing station at Dernancourt.