This may not be the correct place to put this, but is very current to me having recently been informed that another serviceman has died as a result of a lack of health care. I am now aware of at least 2 service personnel who have been under going mental health treatment and been abandoned by the system. I say i am aware because i was in the same unit as both of them and knew them well. The first case had been AWOL for months when arrested by Police then seen by a senior psychological Officer in Catterick and sent on sick leave in the middle of 2006 and has not been seen since. Really good move. Someone who had been taking drugs and living on the street gets sent back to live on the street and possibly do drugs after telling the Psychologist they they would be good and not do it again, honest guv!!! The second case recently took their own life because they felt let down and abandoned by the system. As if that were not bad enough the medical cover available in Germany is pathetic. Medical centres close at 1630 hrs sharp, forcing serviceman and their families to travel up to 1 hr to be seen by a nurse and if really lucky a doctor. Medical Documents go missing with alarming regularity that is if they ever turn up in the first place upon posting. Docs are not updated correctly. Courses of injections are not recorded, the list goes on. Then we come to Dental treatment. What Dental treatment you say, exactly i say. We have a dental centre in our station, but i don't think the lights work because they are never on. I recently had my annual dental inspection some 8 months overdue and after badgering the receptionist constantly. I was then told by the dentist to make appointments for treatment. Now thats when the fun and games began. I could not be fitted in for 2 months because of other patients. ARRSE!!! I am now forced to deploy before being treated. The dental centre was closed for how many weeks over Christmas, why could they not work a few days more and get rid of some of the back log. My unit has been back at work for 3 days now and the dental centre is still closed. If my tradesmen were as bad as these so called professional people they would be severly disciplined and re-assessed at trade. I say that because if they had as much time away from the office as our so called medical professionals do they would not remain current technically and therefore have to be re-assessed. I now await some smart arrsed medical or dental type telling me how it is that they are so busy and cannot provide the service they are paid to provide.