Sally Thompson, Kevin Armstrong, Andy Kirk
Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 9, Iss. 10, 06 Oct 2017, pp 420 - 423

On 22 May 2017, at approximately 10:30 pm, a bomb was detonated in the Manchester Arena, tragically killing 22 people and injuring many more. The North West Ambulance Service
(NWAS) responded to the atrocity through activation of their major incident plan. Over 60 ambulances and response vehicles were dispatched to the incident alongside specialist
resources including the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), the NWAS clinical leadership team, and medical responders from the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS), and Medical Emergency Response Incident Team (MERIT). Working alongside partner agencies and using
a predetermined NHS mass casualty distribution plan, NWAS transported over 60 patients to numerous hospitals across the Greater Manchester area.

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