Overarching plans

Emergency plans outline the arrangements for preparing for, responding to and recovering from major incidents.

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Community resources

There are many things that we can do to help prepare ourselves and our families, friends and neighbours for emergencies.

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Epidemiology and surveillance

During a public health emergency response, epidemiology is used to understand the needs of affected populations, the nature of the disease or exposure, and to inform control activities.

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Laboratories

Laboratory tests enhance patient management and the public health response to a health emergency, which may be due to a communicable disease, or a biological, chemical or trauma incident.

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Health risk assessment

A human health risk assessment is based on four stages: issue identification, hazard identification and dose-response assessment, exposure assessment and risk characterisation.

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Evacuation centres

NSW Health supports partner agencies by providing health advice on the establishment of evacuation centres and sending health professionals to work at the centre, if needed.

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Water resources

Useful information on water quality, drinking water, recreational water, swimming pools and spas, and wastewater and sewage.

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Education and training

Education and training for health professionals provide opportunities to learn and practice new skills and roles that are required for an emergency response.

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Current as at: Tuesday 16 November 2021