Emergencies and disasters can happen at any moment – and, they usually occur without warning. When an emergency strikes, the safety of patients and staff will depend on the existing preparedness of Departments and their staff.
Hospital and Department Disaster Response Plans are developed and written to provide fundamental support and direction to all concerned staff.
These plans are an essential building block of the Hospital’s response to a crisis.
They are part of every Department’s basic health and safety responsibilities; as well as operational continuity and planning