Hospital bosses in Retford draw up plan to deal with potential terrorist attacks

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Bassetlaw Hospital, Carlton Road, Worksop.
w70117-5b Bassetlaw Hospital, Carlton Road, Worksop.

Hospital bosses in Retford have been told to prepare a plan of action for responding to a potential terrorist attack in the town.

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been told to draw up proposals as part of a nationwide plan to deal with terror incidents.

NHS England asked all hospital trusts across the country to provide a ‘statement of readiness’ following the terror attacks in Paris.

The plan follows South Yorkshire Police announcing before Christmas they would be putting more armed officers on the streets to ‘provide reassurance to the public’.

The force said it was designed to ‘work as a deterrent’ with the UK terrorism threat remaining at ‘severe’.