Milton Keynes University Hospital is to take part in a major incident training exercise.

    Stadium: MK, Police, Fire and Ambulance all to take part in the operation called Pandora on Thursday 7th of September.

    The exercise will test local established plans to deal with a large-scale, or mass-casualty incident using existing staff and student actors.

    Co-ordinated by the University of Buckingham Medical School, the exercise will see local emergency services and MK Council working together with the hospital to deal with an imagined scenario.

    The exercise will begin at the MK Dons Stadium in the morning and move over to the hospital in the afternoon. The aim is to provide hospital staff and local services training in how to respond to these types of incidents.

    The safety of the hospital patients will remain paramount at all times and the exercise will not affect the care and treatment that patients receive.

    Joe Harrison, CEO for the hospital told MKFM in an exclusive interview “It's important we get the message out that this operation will be as near to real life as possible and we don't want people to be alarmed”.

    It's believed that similar drills played an important part in the response to this year's terror attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

    You can listen to the full interview with Joe Harrison, CEO of Milton Keynes University Hospital here.

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