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Introduction

The Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear & Explosive (CBRNE) plan is intended to augment the Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust’s (ASPH) Major Incident Plan (MIP).

The scope of this plan is not only confined to the deliberate (terrorist) release of CBRNE material but also accidental releases (Hazmat Incidences). Contamination irrespective of the reasons represent real threats. This plan focuses on the hospital response to a CBRNE incident and not the wider issue of strategic or scene management issues.

In the event of a CBRNE incident the first priorities will be to:

  • Maintain the security / integrity of the scene/both sites
  • Maintain patient & staff safety
  • Prevent contamination of staff, patients, departments and buildings by instigating immediate partial or full lock-down; dependent on casualty numbers etc.

 

Policy Details

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Compiled by: Claire O’Brien, Head of Emergency Planning and Resilience
Ratified by: Trust Executive Committee
Date Ratified: September 2021
Date Issued: October 2021
Review Date: September 2022
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Claire O’Brien, Head of Emergency Planning and Resilience