|Title:||WA State Dialysis Business Continuity Plan|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0293/10|
|Date of issue:||Monday, 19 July 2010|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||This Operational Directive outlines the required protocols and response arrangements to ensure an efficient health response to incidents of equipment or water treatment failure in renal dialysis facilities.|
|Applicable to:||Renal dialysis service providers (hospital and satellite units), Department of Health On-Call Duty Officers, State Health Coordinator, Regional Health Disaster Coordinators, Emergency Procedure Coordinators|
|Category:||Disaster Preparedness and Management|
|Period of effect:||from 28 June 2010 to 28 June 2015|
|Review date:||8 June 2015|
|Authorised by:||Mr Kim Snowball, Director General, Department of Health WA, 22-Jun-2010|
|Print version:||View print version|
WA State Dialysis Business Continuity Plan
The WA Renal Dialysis Business Continuity Plan has been developed in response to previous events of equipment failure in WA dialysis units. The plan outlines the notification and escalation arrangements for central coordination in the event of equipment or water treatment system failure. The plan includes templates that will assist dialysis units in the development of their Business Continuity Plans.
Risk management is an important element of patient safety and internal control. Using the Australian Standards for risk management (AS/NZS 4360:2009), equipment and water treatment failure was identified as a risk to dialysis service provision, and, as such, Business Continuity Plans for service providers are essential to minimise the impact to patients, health services and staff, as well as mitigating the impact of any future incidents.
This Operational Directive applies to all persons employed in WA Health, which incorporates the following entities:
The WA Renal Dialysis Business Continuity Plan outlines the processes and requirements for health personnel in regards to:
It is the responsibility of Dialysis Unit managers to develop a Business Continuity Plan for their unit and ensure all staff are familiar with and have access to a copy of the plan. Queries regarding this policy should be directed to the Disaster Preparedness and Management Unit at DPMU@health.wa.gov.au.
A copy of the WA Renal Dialysis Business Continuity Plan V1.1 is attached.
Mr Kim Snowball
This circular last updated: Thursday, 6 December 2012 at 2:48pm