Live casualty training exercise from York Teaching Hospital


26 / 03 / 2019

In July 2018, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust ran a live mass casualty exercise at the Army Medical Services Training Centre in Strensall, York, referred to as LIVEX.

The purpose was to test the trust's incident response plan and provide a suitable training environment for both clinical and non-clinical staff who would be involved in responding to a mass causality incident.

The exercise aimed to test staff's skills, provide an opportunity to experience a simulated casualty of scale to prepare and deliver staff with feedback for improvement.

LIVEX remains the only example in the UK of the NHS and Armed Forces working together in this way. Watch the short video below to see how the exercise was conducted.


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