COVID-19 - Surge Planning Strategic Framework

Date published: 06 October 2020

This Surge Planning Strategic Framework provides the overall structure and parameters within which HSC Trusts will develop plans for managing the response to COVID-19 in the event of further waves. This Framework:

  • Highlights important learning from the first wave;
  • Sets out our approach to surveillance and modelling;
  • Reviews actions to minimize COVID-19 transmission and impact;
  • Summarises key regional initiatives to organise health and social care services to facilitate effective service delivery;
  • Highlights actions around the key issues of workforce, medicines and testing;
  • Confirms a number of principles for our Health and Social Care Trusts to adopt when developing their individual surge plans.
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