The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Live Exercise

17 June 2022

It is important that our hospital plans are tested regularly so that we are fully prepared to respond to any incident.

Today (17 June) Leeds Teaching Hospitals is collaborating with health partners, as well as fire and police services on a live exercise to test the Trust's decontamination plan.

Volunteers are acting as members of the public who have been contaminated with an unknown chemical substance and they are attending the Emergency Department at Leeds General Infirmary.

We would like to reassure everyone that this is a live exercise that has been planned in advance so that it does not disrupt patient care in our hospitals.