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Hospital Evacuation Plan
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Hospital Evacuation Plan

Evacuation is the process of moving patients from an at-risk location to a safer holding area or alternate location within the hospital or skilled nursing facility, another medical building, or a non-medical facility converted for patient care.

The Hospital Evacuation Plan is a planning document that augments the hospital’s existing Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and incorporates the fundamental principles of all-hazards emergency management. This comprehensive plan provides a concept of operations for evacuation functions and incident management, staff roles and responsibilities, and provides overall guidance to enable evacuation regardless of the hazard or incident type.


The hospital forms a cross-functional, multi-disciplinary planning team that can be actively engaged with the DQE Project Manager for the duration of the project. The annex development process leverages a self-directed, proprietary planning template that is supported by DQE through remote and/or on-site consultation and utilizes a proprietary planning tool that helps create an efficient process that focuses on:

  • Preventing or minimizing the loss of life and injuries
  • Ensuring patient, visitor and personnel safety
  • Maintaining optimal patient care and life support functions during the evacuation process
  • Integrating the hospital’s preparedness, response, and recovery efforts with those of its community and supporting entitie


The Hospital Evacuation Plan addresses:

  • Mitigation measures, preparedness activities, response actions, and recovery strategies
  • Hospital capabilities to establish response efforts when the environment can no longer support patient care, treatment, and services
  • Strategies for managing the following during a hospital evacuation: communication, resources and assets, safety and security, staff responsibilities, utility management, and patient clinical and support activities
  • Patient movement requirements and strategies to include transportation planning, inter-agency coordination, and patient tracking
  • HICS adaptation to support hospital evacuation processes
  • Procedures for:
    • Plan activation and incident management
    • Patient movement and coordination of flow
    • Patient tracking and accountability
    • Evacuation logistics
    • Pharmaceutical management
    • Discharge planning and receiving facility guidelines
    • Communications
    • Safety considerations and personal protective equipment
    • Facility shutdown, recovery, resumption of clinical operations, and repatriation considerations
  • Support including Job Action Sheets, documentation forms, and reporting documents