Hospital to host emergency training exercise

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at Colney.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at Colney. - Credit: Evening News © 2009

An emergency exercise will take place at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital this week. Staff will be taking part in the training exercise from 9am until 2pm on Wednesday with a small number of volunteers acting as casualties.

A spokesman for the hospital said the N&N will remain open as usual and patients should experience little or no disruption during the exercise.

'The training exercise aims to test how hospital staff would respond to a major incident, such as a road crash involving multiple casualties to a large chemical spill or explosion. Exercises such as this help the NHS to evaluate the effectiveness of a response to a major incident and develop their emergency plans,' said the spokesman.


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