Executive Summary

Ashford & St Peters Hospital (ASPH) NHS Foundation Trust is a Category 1 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004). The Trust responds to a wide range of incidents and emergencies which could impact on health including:

  • Internal (ie Fire, IT/utility outage)/ Major Incident (large case/mass casualty incident)
  • Adverse weather (impacting on travel and ability to get to and from site)
  • Industrial action (resulting in staff shortages);
  • Outbreak of infectious disease (Flu / COVID etc.)

All with the ability to significantly impact on business resilience; resulting in prolonged periods of demand, delays in treatment (and potentially poor outcomes for patients)

ASPH is required to be resilient in maintaining continuity of key services (core critical business) in the face of disruption from identified national and community risks.

The programme of work to meet these requirements is referred to as Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) and has its own set of NHS Core Standards.


Policy Details

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Compiled by: Claire O’Brien, Head of Emergency Planning and Resilience
Ratified by: Trust Executive Committee
Date Ratified: January 2022
Date Issued: June 2022
Review Date: January 2023
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Claire O’Brien, Head of Emergency Planning and Resilience


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