|Title:||Western Australian Renal Dialysis Business Continuity Plan Version 1.2|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0576/14|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 27 November 2014|
|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.|
|Framework:||Public Health Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 4 November 2014 to 4 November 2019|
|Review date:||8 October 2019|
|Authorised by:||Professor Bryant Stokes, A/Director General, Department of Health WA, 12-Nov-2014|
|Print version:||View print version|
Western Australian Renal Dialysis Business Continuity Plan Version 1.2
The WA Renal Dialysis Business Continuity Plan was 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 International Standard for risk management (ISO 31000:2009), 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 the WA Department of Health, which incorporates the following entities:
The WA Renal Dialysis Business Continuity Plan outlines the processes and requirements for health personnel in relation 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.
Professor Bryant Stokes
This circular last updated: Thursday, 27 November 2014 at 12:03pm