26 May 2017

SP Ready To Support NHS Trauma Centres & A&E

Following the change of the UK threat level from Severe to Critical, all 27 of England's Major Trauma Centres have been instructed to prepare staff for a potential terrorist attack ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.

The advice from NHS England includes asking surgeons to review treatment of blast and ballistic injuries, and ensure that all staff are familiar with their hospital's local and regional major incident plans.

NHS Trusts have been urged to review their blood supplies, equipment stocks, staffing levels, and identify all patients who can swiftly discharged if beds are needed.

The major centres dealing with the most serious casualties have been told to ensure surgeons can get into hospitals should they enter a state of “lock down”

NHS England's National Clinical Director for Trauma Prof Chris Moran, urged all Hospital Trusts to take extra precautions, and to ensure enough staff were on duty over the bank holiday weekend.

Steve Bray, SP's Managing Director said "Our own staff here at Bastion House have been working extra hard all week to ensure Trusts get their equipment orders delivered ASAP, we've even had to arrange several same-day deliveries for some customers which our reps have delivered. I'm extremely proud of how my staff have stepped up to the plate to help our customers help others."

Following requests from many of our NHS and Emergency Services customers, we have also increased our own equipment stocking levels so that we can fulfil any further surge in urgent orders.

As usual, we are also on call 24/7 including throughout the whole bank holiday weekend.

In cases of genuine emergency, you can contact our Duty Manager on 07710920775.

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