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Major incident exercise at Nobles

Invaluable experience for staff

Hospital staff have been praised for their response to major incident training.   

Over 120 Noble's employees took part in an exercise aimed at stress-testing their ability to deal with disaster on the Isle of Man yesterday (Wed).

The scenario: A fairground ride crashes on Douglas Promenade on Mad Sunday - over 60 casualties, with varying degrees of severity brought in for treatment.

Staff were asked to ready themselves for a large influx of patients.  

An "as-real" hospital was set-up at on site training centre, Keyll Darree -with teams assembled from A&E, ICU, switchboard, patient flow, radiology, theatre, and labs.

Other jobs ranged from co-coordinators and runners, to porters, and housekeeping.

Dr Gareth Davies lead emergency teams assisting victims of recent terrorist attacks in Westminster, and at London Bridge.

He was tasked to help facilitate the session:

Representatives from the police and fire service were also there to observe - joined by clinical manager for the Isle of Man Ambulance Service, Steve Crowe.

Participants say the experience was invaluable.

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