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When and what SA Health is required to do during emergency management arrangements. Includes when we are the hazard leader, control and support agency
From within the Department for Health and Wellbeing, the Disaster Management Branch (DMB) 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 SA Public Health Act 2011, together with the State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP) and the Public Health Emergency Management Plan (PHEMP) for the coordinated for the consistent application of Preventing, Preparing for, Responding to, and Recovering from (PPRR) disasters, public health and/or business disruption incidents in the SA Health system.
To ensure compliance with these responsibilities and consistency across the agency, the SA Health Disaster Management in the SA Health System Policy Directive (PDF 295KB) and its supporting guidance in the Emergency Management Framework (PDF 167KB), Business Continuity Management Framework (PDF 208KB) and Training and Exercising Framework (PDF 208KB) are applicable to all disaster 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 Management Branch: