East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust needs to plan for, and respond to, a wide range of emergencies and incidents that may affect, health, patient care or the operation of the Trust across any of our five hospital sites. This could be anything from extreme weather, outbreak of an infectious disease or major transport accidents.
The Civil Contingencies Act (2004) requires NHS organisations to show they can deal with such incidents while maintaining critical services. Our Accountable Emergency Officer provides assurance to the Trust Board that the Trust is well prepared to respond to all types of incidents.
The Trust has a dedicated EPRR team, who work closely with our health and emergency services colleagues, in order to plan for, exercise and respond to all types of emergencies and major incidents across East Kent.
For further information or to contact the team please email: ekh-tr.EmergencyPlanning@nhs.net