Winter Preparations Following on from the seamless preparations around the 2012 Olympics, the Winter Plans will shape resource utilisation based on activity modelling, and staff mapping data. The Urgent Care Service will play a large part in supporting resource demand and communication to our patients. All factors will be implemented to ensure an element of 'Constant Care' throughout the season. Examples of contingencies in place include: our Urgent Care Service will be on hand to inform callers of delays in response. The fleet of Rapid Response Vehicles have been fitted with snow tyres and 'Snow Socks', as well as arrangements for Mountain Rescue teams to be on-call to assist our heavier emergency ambulances, if need be. Food provision will be made available to support operational and control staff to ensure staff welfare, as well as accommodation or 4x4 vehicles should anyone become stranded!