Patrick Cunningham Civil Protection

Acute Hospital Trusts

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We have worked successfully with hospitals to provide:


  • A full set of business continuity plans for every service area of the hospital
  • An overarching Corporate business continuity plan
  • An underpinning business continuity policy document
  • All Plans fully aligned with NHS BS 25999
  • Plans created by an experienced hospital trust business continuity expert
  • Enthusiastic engagement of staff in all service areas in the process
  • Increased organizational awareness and ownership of business continuity
  • Protection against unforeseen service interruptions
  • No-fuss prioritization of services
  • Spin-off improvements to any existing specific Business Continuity Plans (e.g. IT Disaster Recovery Plan)
  • Spin-off improvements to existing business processes
  • Awareness training for up to 80 staff as Plans are produced
  • Establishment of non-onerous Plan Maintenance process
  • Hospital - orientated process
  • Very quick results (within 3 months of start-of-process)
  • Mentoring of in-house staff along the way so hospital retains expertise when Plan creation project completed
  • Improved staff morale as BCM becomes realistic, interesting, challenging and relevant to your staff and to their own welfare
  • Thousands of pounds of savings in consultancy fees – phone patrick now on 07711 022890 for a quick estimate – you won’t believe our low-cost price for hospital trusts

Patrick’s 3 point value for money Business Continuity Planning guarantee:

1. A complete set of business continuity plans for your hospital in less than 3 months

2. Save thousands of pounds in expensive consultancy fees

3. Overcomes the ten biggest obstacles to business continuity management in hospitals

Contact Patrick now on 07711 022890 or email for a price and more information.

10 biggest obstacles to BCM in hospitals

  1. Too difficult to achieve resilience in hospitals
  2. False starts
  3. Difficulties in engaging staff
  4. Too time-consuming
  5. Too much boring jargon
  6. No plan templates that work for hospitals
  7. Can’t afford in-house expertise
  8. Business continuity consultants too private–sector-orientated
  9. Business continuity consultants too expensive
  10. Too difficult to get plans to dovetail with major incident plan
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  • Low cost compared to other providers
  • Identification of gaps in your resilience
  • Improved plans
  • Opportunities for staff to practice emergency roles
  • Confidence in your plans and your staff’s ability to carry them out
  • Opportunities for team building
  • Meet statutory requirements
  • Post exercise reports

We can provide:

  • Whole hospital training and exercising programme (for BC and EP)
  • Plan audit tests
  • Walk through tests
  • Talk through tests
  • Tabletop exercises
  • Live exercises
  • No-notice exercises
  • Emergency Control Centre assessments

Contact Patrick now on 07711 022890 or email for a price and more information.
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  • Low cost training saves you thousands of pounds compared to other providers
  • Training takes place at your hospital to save time and expense
  • 3 hour fast-paced training module saves staff time without cutting down on anything you need to know  
  • Strategic and Tactical Teams learn together to ensure mutual understanding of roles
  • Training centred on your hospital trust’s organisational culture and needs  
  • We give you easy-to-understand tools to make quick strategic and tactical decisions
  • Training tailored to your hospital trust’s generic Major Incident Plan
  • We give you tips on how to work well with the emergency services 
  • Training aligned to National Occupational Standards for responding at the strategic (gold) level and tactical (silver) level

Contact Patrick now on 07711 022890 or email for a price and more information.
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  • An improved Major Incident Plan for your hospital trust
  • An improved set of linked plans and arrangements
  • Confidence that your Major Incident Plan will work
  • Assurance that your Major Incident Plan conforms to all Government guidance

Does your hospital need a major incident plan? Is your current plan out-of-date and perhaps not fit for purpose? Or maybe you would like the plan reviewed to ensure it’s of the highest possible quality, meets NHS expectations, and actually helps your staff to respond to a major incident?

We provide the following services:

  • Creation of Major Incident Plan from scratch.
  • Document review of current plans and arrangements at low cost  (less than £300)
  • Testing and exercising of your plan – see tests and exercises

Contact Patrick now on 07711 022890 or email for a price and more information.
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  • A whole hospital Evacuation Plan
  • Plan linked to assistance from outside agencies

All hospital trusts have part-evacuation plans in place but very few have whole-site evacuation plans. Those that do tend to end with patients and staff outside of the hospital on the car park with no longer-term strategy for onward care and long term recovery.

Patrick has recently revamped the Emergency Planning College’s Emergency Shelter and Evacuation course and is knowledgeable about all aspects of hospital evacuation.

Call Patrick on 07711 022890 to see how he can help you with this complex issue – it’s not as difficult as you might think!
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