Emergency preparedness, resilience and response
We need to plan for, and respond to, a wide range of incidents and emergencies that could affect health or patient care at any of our sites. These could be anything from extreme weather conditions to an outbreak of an infectious disease or a major transport accident. The Civil Contingencies Act (2004) requires NHS organisations to show that they can deal with such incidents while maintaining services.
This work is referred to in the health community as emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR)and we work closely with other hospitals and emergency services in planning for and managing all types of incidents.
All organisations are required to undertake annual assurance and the Trust received a compliance rating of Substantial for 2017/18
We have a dedicated emergency preparedness officer but every member of staff plays a vital role in ensuring a professional NHS response to an incident.
If you need further information, please email Catherine Philpott, emergency planning and business continuity manager: email@example.com