2nd General Health Battalion
The battalion is rapidly deployable to provide field medical support for land-based forces. This includes initial wound surgery, resuscitation and medium to high intensity nursing care, (surgical resuscitation) and medium to high intensity nursing care in the area of operations.
2nd General Health Battalion provides Role 2 Enhanced (R2E) and Role 2 Light Manoeuvre ( R2LM) health support in the deployed environment and to contribute to garrison health support, in order to maintain combat power for use by operational commanders.
The current structure of 2nd General Health Battalion is:
• Battalion Headquarters
• 1st Surgical Company
• 2nd Surgical Company
• 2nd Logistical Support Company
• 1st Preventative Medical Company
• 33rd Dental Company
• Shock Trauma Platoon
Members of the unit have recently served on almost every Australian Defence Force Operation and humanitarian deployment in the last 20 years.