Effects of Soho bomb were little compared with Omagh bombBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7207.455b (Published 14 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:455
- Clive R Burges, consultant occupational health physician (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT79 0NS
EDITOR—Dornan does herself an injustice by stating that “my entire career had been trained for this moment” [at the scene of the Soho bomb].1 Her training would not have covered the immediate care of severely injured people in a street setting while off duty.
Similar statements were common from distressed medical and nursing staff after the Omagh bombing of August 1998 and were often linked with feelings of self …