Our region is prone to a variety of natural emergencies, especially storms, bushfires, floods, windstorms, snowstorms and extended power supply issues. At times, this forces residents to evacuate their homes, and seek shelter and assistance at emergency evaluation centres.
In the face of this, general practices should consider a business continuity plan in the event of extreme weather conditions, such as fire, flood or extended power supply issues.
Tips for being prepared
The most effective support you can provide during a time of disaster is to consider extending practice opening hours to accommodate an increase in patient demand.