Australian hospital may be vulnerable in disaster

June 25, 2019

Australia's Canberra Hospital is at risk of ineffectively managing a major disaster, in part due to outdated policies and unclear roles, according to an article on the Canberra Times.

Among the problems revealed in an internal document was that the hospital's chemical decontamination tent had not been maintained and no one was trained to erect it.

Canberra Health Service's integrated risk register, released through freedom of information laws, listed the risk of "ineffective response to and recovery from complex level two and three emergency incidents" as high.

The document said responsibilities were unclear within the incident management team and there had been enough opportunities for training exercises.

Read the article.

 

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Maintenance and Operations


Recent Posts
Recent Posts
Focus: Infection Control

Cancer patient forced to stop chemo early because of rare hospital infection


Three children had contracted infections while being treated for cancer at Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

9/16/2019

Electrostatic sprayers can help control infections, save time


Machines allow janitors to sanitize and disinfect high touchpoints every day

9/16/2019

G4S Named Outstanding Contract Security Company by the OSPAs at GSX


9/16/2019

Hines Celebrates Sustainability from the Ground Up with Eighth Report


9/16/2019

Yanmar Completes Acquisition of North American Loader Manufacturer ASV Holdings


9/16/2019





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.