major incident plan

major incident plan

A contingency plan which the UK Department of Health requires all NHS trusts to have in place to prepare for unexpected “incidents”. A major incident is one in which, because of the number and/or the severity of casualties, or its location, requires special arrangements by one or more of the Emergency Services or Hospitals.

Major Incident Categories
Category 1: A major external incident involving large numbers of casualties arriving at a particular hospital. Normal hospital services may be stopped or restricted during the incident.

Category 2: An external incident that doesn’t involve large numbers of casualties arriving at a particular hospital, but has a significant impact on the hospital’s normal activities and functions.

Category 3: An internal incident (or incidents) which significantly impacts on the hospital’s normal functions and activities, and may involve hospital inpatients.
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Royal Berkshire Hospital spokesman Nigel Evison said the hospital had activated its major incident plan to deal with the crash.
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Letterkenny General Hospital activated its major incident plan to deal with the dozens of patients brought in by ambulance and car.

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