To ensure all hospitals deliver continuous health services during summer when electrical supply may be affected by extreme heat conditions, NSW Health ensures all facilities comply with the Australian Standards regarding emergency power supply.

All hospitals have emergency backup generators to guarantee there is no disruption to life-saving medical equipment, and areas that require essential power supply. These generators are routinely tested to confirm they are in working order should they be required if the mains grid is disrupted. These inspections also include a risk assessment to establish mitigations measures should power supply affect air-conditioning systems.

Current as at: Friday 11 December 2020
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