On Tuesday 25 September between 12-4pm, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust will have a live major incident exercise at East Surrey Hospital. The response to a major incident will be simulated to allow staff to practice their individual roles and how we co-ordinate with our partners. Major incident practice is critical to allow staff to be ready should a major incident ever occur.
This exercise will take place inside and outside of East Surrey Hospital and will include volunteers made up to play the part of injured casualties.
Alison Horton, business continuity and resilience manager said: “Major incident exercises are essential for the organisation to practice a coordinated response, allowing staff to go through their role as they would in a real incident. We want to assure the public that this is a practice exercise and not a real incident and the exercise will not affect business as usual.”