Trust Resilience and COVID-19 Surge Plan

6th October 2020
Covid Update

The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (SEHSCT) Resilience Plan outlines initiatives which may be required temporarily to help respond to additional demand pressures arising during Winter 2020/2021 and / or through any subsequent waves of COVID-19 Pandemic.

As always, the Trust remains committed to exploring every opportunity to ensure provision of safe, high quality services. There needs to be a coordinated, system wide approach to managing demand at times of escalation and management of available beds through co-ordination of decision making for limiting elective admissions across the region led by the Commissioner.

Whilst the demands of winter primarily affect acute, unscheduled secondary care services, this plan also refers to additional increased pressure that any COVID-19 surge will add to the already burdened system and any anticipated wide spread impact on other services Trust wide.

Click here to access the full plan.