As a major provider of healthcare services to
Manchester and beyond, the Trust is fully prepared to respond in
the event of a major incident in Manchester. This ensures that we
are ready to manage the emergency with minimal disruption to our
Working with national legislation and guidance
such as the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) and the NHS Emergency
Planning Guidance (2005) the Trust has detailed plans for
responding to the increased demands that a major incident would
make on our services, while continuing to provide care for existing
It is also possible that emergencies may affect
the services provided on Trust premises, for example disruption to
the power supply. The Trust has a detailed Business Continuity Plan
in place to deal with this.
The Trust trains staff in major incident
procedures and regularly rehearses for these incidents, altering
plans as required to improve our preparedness.
The Trust works with other Emergency Responders in Greater
Manchester to ensure that the multi-agency response to an incident
or emergency is undertaken appropriately & efficiently. This
work is coordinated by Greater Manchester Resilience.
Greater Manchester Resilience undertakes an
annual risk assessment of potential hazards & threats that
could occur within the county. This risk assessment outlines
priorities for emergency responders to plan and rehearse the
response to potential emergencies before they occur.
For further information on this risk assessment, please visit the
Greater Manchester Resilience website:
For further information, please
contact the Trust's Emergency Planning Officer: Ruth Worthington on
0161 276 4116.