Wing Commander Dr Walter Busuttil Medical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist, Combat Stress

 

Dr Walter Busuttil retired from the Royal Air Force after 16 years service. He was part of the team that rehabilitated the British Beirut Hostages and was instrumental in setting up rehabilitation services for personnel returning from Gulf War I with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He then worked setting up tertiary general adult and forensic psychiatric services for sufferers of Complex PTSD. 

He was appointed Director of Medical Services to Combat Stress the National Charity that provides mental health care to Veterans in 2007. He has helped to set up Veterans’ mental health residential, outreach and community clinical services nationally, leading and expanding the clinical capability of Combat Stress as well as campaigning for and encouraging statutory NHS services to be set up for Veterans’ mental health.