A Multi-agency Major Incident Exercise is planned to take place on Wednesday, 12 April 2017. This Exercise is necessary to test the Island’s response to an emergency incident. It will also test how the General Hospital is able to deal with a large number of casualties.

The Exercise is due to start in the morning and will last for most of the day. Normal business should not be affected.

Volunteers are required to play a variety of roles in the Exercise. Persons wishing to volunteer are advised to contact the Emergency Planning Department on tel: 25052, or email either:

Emergency Planning Manager, Ian Johnson: or

Deputy Emergency Planning Manager, Simon Wade:

The Health Directorate would also like to advise the public that all non-emergency services will be suspended on this day. This includes:

  •  Jamestown Outpatient Clinic
  • Community Outpatient Clinics
  • Community Nursing Services
  • Dental Nursing Services
  • Dental Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory, for routine outpatient blood tests

The switchboard at the General Hospital will not be accepting any incoming calls and all emergencies will need to be directed through 911.

 All medical emergency requirements must be presented to the General Hospital reception, where patients will be triaged by a nurse. Further medical treatment will be arranged if appropriate.

The General Hospital will not be open to members of the public. Visiting times for inpatients during this day will be suspended until 5pm.

The Health Directorate apologises for any inconvenience.

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St Helena Resilience Forum                                                                                                                                      

28 March 2017




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