Since incidents, human or natural and on a small or large scale, can occur at any time NHS Tayside has robust plans in place to deal with situations such as severe weather, public health incidents and outbreaks, transport disasters, pollution incidents, coastal flooding or a terrorist attack.
The aim of the organisation is to maintain business continuity, planning for and responding to incidents so that the strategic and tactical capability of the organisation is not disrupted and we can continue to operate at an acceptable level with patient care as our main focus.
The main role of NHS Tayside’s Resilience Planning Department is to ensure that the organisation can respond effectively to any major incident and recover from it as quickly as possible.
NHS Tayside has produced and maintains a number of plans designed to co-ordinate our response to any incident. This work is undertaken in conjunction with Category 1 responders (Police Scotland, Fire Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, etc) through the North of Scotland Regional Resilience Partnership and Tayside Local Resilience Partnership.
Information regarding risks we face and how they are assessed can be found in the Tayside Risk Register.
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