chapter  7
Business Continuity Management
ByDAVID PARSONS, PETER BROUGGY
Pages 11

All organisations are potentially at risk of disruption as a result of disasters. However, healthcare organisations, along with other emergency service organisations, often face the additional challenge of surging their operations to meet sudden increases in demand at the same time as they may face the consequences of the event on their ability to continue operations. This challenge leads to the essence of business continuity planning and preparedness and seeks to identify ways in which any organisation can continue to operate despite the impacts a disaster may have.