Letter from Ceredigion Local Health Board
I respond on behalf of our Chief Executive and
the Ceredigion Local Health Board.
We were most surprised to read that the NHS
was not included as a "Category 1 Responder" and it
is our view that this is essential.
All levels of the NHS, Trusts, LHB, NPHS work
with the Local Authorities and Emergency Services in Wales and
are currently involved and engaged together in the emergency planning
process and would expect to be involved as a "Category 1
Responder" to assist the contingency planning process. It
is difficult to see how issues of availability, capacity etc of
the NHS facilities could be addressed by anyone else.
Dr Stephen Griffiths
11 August 2003