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 release of CBRNE material by terrorist’s accidental releases. Outbreaks of serious communicable diseases, contamination from overseas incidents, even domestic spillages also 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 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.
|Compiled by:||Claire O’Brien, Head of Emergency Planning and Resilience|
|Ratified by:||Trust Executive Committee|
|Date Ratified:||January 2021|
|Date Issued:||May 2021|
|Review Date:||January 2023|
|Target Audience:||All staff|
|Contact name:||Claire O’Brien, Head of Emergency Planning and Resilience|