Royal Surrey Hospital Guildford
The Royal Surrey NHS Trust has developed a unique solution to allow it to deploy tents rapidly for major events and incidents. Jason Wright, Emergency Planning Manager at the Trust, said: “We decided that the rapid deployment of temporary shelters was a key element to our major incident, business continuity and security planning for the Trust.
“The Trust has learnt from various significant events that its ability to mobilise emergency teams and equipment in times of fast-moving incidents is essential. There is also, due to the nature of casualty situations the need to preserve the dignity of victims together with staff from increasingly intrusive social media.”
The Trust worked closely with Premier Work Tent to devise a total solution of high-quality temporary emergency shelters and screens, capable of rapid deployment to cover all levels of resilience planning.
A sample of deployments already used:
- Patient gives birth in car park
- Serious incident outside of hospital
- Multi agency exercise – dealing with multiple injuries.
Jason Wright added: “Having developed the kit for various scenarios, the key benefits as well as the flexible design and the fact that everything is self-contained, have been strengthened with use.”