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From within the Department for Health and Wellbeing, the Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Branch (DPRB) provides strategic leadership and direction for SA Health in preparing for, responding to and recovering from major incidents, emergencies and disasters that occur in South Australia as well as nationally or internationally.
Within the South Australian Government’s emergency management arrangements, SA Health is:
SA Health fulfils its responsibilities to the State arrangements through a comprehensive Prevention, Planning, Response and Recovery (PPRR) approach, including development of response and recovery plans and implementation of education, training and exercise programs.
In addition SA Health engages with the Commonwealth Government and jurisdictional partners to maintain and develop the national health emergency management arrangements and associated capabilities within SA Health. This includes:
SA Health has legislated responsibility within the South Australian Emergency Management Act 2004 and the State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP) for provision, maintenance and coordination of health services.
To ensure compliance with these responsibilities and consistency across the agency, the SA Health Disaster Resilience Policy Directive (PDF 295KB) and its supporting Emergency Management Framework (PDF 167KB), Business Continuity Management Framework (PDF 208KB) and Training and Exercising Framework (PDF 208KB) are applicable to all emergency management activities across SA Health, the key principles of which are:
Supporting the Emergency Management Framework are:
The SA Health Major Incident Community Recovery Arrangements (PDF 130KB) ensure SA Health provides adequate support to South Australians in accordance with the State Arrangements by:
For further information, please contact the Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Branch:
Telephone: (08) 7425 7065 during business hours
Address: Citi Centre Building 11-13 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide, South Australia
Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT) SA can be deployed to a disaster area/mass casualty incident to supplement the local response
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Training and education programs on emergency management run by SA Health's Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Branch
SA Health is required to plan for and implement sound business continuity strategies, if impacted by a business disruption.
SAHEMS provides a common environment for Incident Commanders & Incident Management Teams to capture, record and share incident information, including new incidents