|Title:||Activation of the Metropolitan Hospitals' Medical Response Teams|
|Document ID:||Operational Circular OP 1848/04|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 30 September 2004|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||The Department of Health has an obligation within Westplan Health to ensure that an efficient health response can be activated to meet health emergency and disaster management requirements. This Operational Circular clarifies the roles and responsibility of St John Ambulance Australia in initiating the activation of the Metropolitan Hospitals' Medical Response Teams and the State Health coordinator of the potential need to activate Westplan Health.|
|Applicable to:||All staff.|
|Category:||Disaster Preparedness and Management|
|Period of effect:||from 27 September 2004|
|Authorised by:||Dr Andrew Robertson, Acting Chief Medical Officer
Acting Deputy Director General, Health Care, 27-Sep-2004
|Print version:||View print version|
Activation of the Metropolitan Hospitals' Medical Response Teams
The Department of Health (DoH) has an obligation within Westplan Health to ensure that an efficient health response can be activated to meet health disaster and emergency management requirements.
To clarify the roles and responsibility of St John Ambulance (SJA), in initiating the activation of the Metropolitan Hospitals' Medical Response Teams.
The role of SJA is to provide the initial assessment and response to the site of a disaster that has multiple casualties and to provide that information to the Areawide Medical Coordinator located at Royal Perth Hospital and the on-call Duty Officer at the Department of Health.
SJA is responsible for:
The Areawide Medical Coordinator is responsible for:
The Duty Officer is responsible for:
Monitoring and Review
SJA, the Areawide Medical Coordinator and the State Health Coordinator are responsible for ensuring that ongoing evaluation of this activation process occurs.
This Operational Circular is to be reviewed annually, and/or after any event that requires the activation of this Operational Circular by SJA, the Areawide Medical Coordinator and the State Health Coordinator.
Dr Andrew Robertson
This circular last updated: Thursday, 30 September 2004 at 12:00am