Since early this year, the Department has been working with health and social care providers across HSC to plan and prepare for the challenges that we know we will face in the coming months. This winter planning covers all areas of HSC and includes both regional interventions and locality plans, to manage and mitigate winter pressures with a joined-up approach. The locality plans have been developed through joint working across primary care, community care and Trusts.

Read in full the Department of Health's Winter Preparedness Plan 2023/24