|Title:||Activation of the Metropolitan Hospitals' Medical Response Teams|
|Document ID:||Operational Circular OP 1972/05|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 28 July 2005|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||This Operational Circular clarifies the roles and responsibility of St. John Ambulance in initiating the activation of the Metropolitan Hospitals' Medical Response teams.|
|Category:||Disaster Preparedness and Management|
|Period of effect:||from 27 July 2005|
|Authorised by:||Dr Andrew Robertson, Group Director, Health Protection Group, 25-Jul-2005|
|Print version:||View print version|
Activation of the Metropolitan Hospitals' Medical Response Teams
The Department of Health (DoH) has an obligation under 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 Department of Health - Duty Officer is responsible for:
The Individual Hospital Emergency Department - Duty Officer is responsible for:
Monitoring and Review
SJA, the Areawide Medical Coordinator, the Emergency Department - Duty Officers 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: Monday, 1 August 2005 at 11:08am