Cross Border Major Medical Emergency Exercise in the North West

Saturday 21 April 2007 How would the ambulance services and hospitals respond if there was a major medical emergency which stretched the normal response capability of such services in the border region, for example in the event of a multiple vehicle transport accident or a large-scale industrial incident resulting in multiple injuries? Would the existence of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland reduce the effectiveness of an emergency services response? These were some of the uncertainties put to the test on Saturday 21 April 2007 in a major cross border emergency exercise held in the coastal […]

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