|Title:||DOH Cyclone Communication Protocols|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0166/08|
|Date of issue:||Wednesday, 31 December 2008|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||This OD details communications processes to be used between communities at risk of cyclone and the DOH emergency response structure.|
|Applicable to:||WA Country Health Service hospitals and regional resource centres|
|Category:||Disaster Preparedness and Management|
|Period of effect:||from 29 December 2008 to 1 November 2011|
|Review date:||1 November 2011|
|Authorised by:||Dr Peter Flett, DIRECTOR GENERAL, WA HEALTH, 30-Dec-2008|
|Print version:||View print version|
DOH Cyclone Communication Protocols
The Department of Health (DOH) has an obligation within Westplan Health to ensure that an efficient health response can be activated to meet any health emergency and disaster management requirements.
The cornerstone of any Health disaster response is the establishment and utilisation of an effective communications system with appropriate supporting processes. This Operational Directive outlines the communications protocols that are to be used between Health communities at risk of experiencing cyclones and the DOH Emergency Response Structure.
The following communications protocol was developed with input from Pilbara representatives of the WA Country Health Service and the Disaster Preparedness & Management Unit.
These protocols are designed to match the Cyclone Community Alert Warning Level as issued by the Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA).
Dr Peter Flett
This circular last updated: Wednesday, 31 December 2008 at 8:24am