Local health districts (LHDs) and specialty health networks (SHNs) are responsible for pandemic prevention, preparedness, response and recovery at a local level, including clinical services, public health and support services.
Pandemic planning guidance documents
The principal influenza pandemic planning document for health services in NSW to be aware of is the NSW Health Influenza Pandemic Plan. Appendix 8 is a checklist to assist LHDs and SHNs in preparing local pandemic plans.
This should also be considered in the context of arrangements under NSW HEALTHPLAN.
NSW Health pandemic policy directives and guidelines
A number of NSW Health policy directives and guidelines apply to pandemics. These include:
Also be aware of the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2010)
You may also like to search for other relevant NSW Health Policy Directives and Guidelines.
Other pandemic plans and resources
Consult the following links for pandemic planning at the Whole of Government level, the National level and the international level.