pdf Critical Infrastructure Failure Plan (298 KB)

The purpose of the Trust’s critical infrastructure failure plan is to provide a coordinated response to any failure as defined above.

This plan does not replace the Incident Response Plan. This plan should be read in conjunction with the Trust’s Incident Response Plan, trust wide Business Continuity Plans (BCP), local disaster recovery plans, site specific fire evacuation plans and the Security Policy.


The decision to evacuate a hospital because of critical infrastructure failure will be a decision of last resort and only taken when all other options have been reviewed and totally exhausted and following a full risk assessment by the most senior person on duty.


The decision to evacuate must be taken by the trusts Gold Commander or the Director on Call, in collaboration with Police and Fire Service Strategic (Gold) Commander, in the case of a planned evacuation, or with the Silver Commander if in attendance in the case of an immediate response required.