1st Close Health Support Battalion


1CHB has been retitled from 1st Health Support Battalion (1 HSB) with effect from January 2012.

1CHB is a rapidly deployable medical facility able to support all contingency as requested by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The role of the 1CHB is to provide Level 3 combat health support to land-based forces in joint, combined and inter-agency operations. A Level 3 facility provides the first formal initial wound surgery (surgical resuscitation) and medium to high intensity nursing care in the area of operations. It also provides a definitive diagnosis of the casualties condition.

Patch is 5.5cm x 7.5 cm and is fitted with hook fastening on the back.

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  • Model: 1705a

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