The Public Health Unit's role in an emergency

The Public Health Unit works with the LHD Counter Disaster Unit and with partner agencies to prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from emergencies and major incidents with public health implications. Effective planning and preparation can reduce the impact on people's health from many types of emergencies including:

  • Natural disasters and severe weather
  • Man-made emergencies (e.g a building collapse or major transport accident)
  • Infectious diseases/food safety threats
  • Chemical and radiation emergencies

 
Public Health Unit plans

  

 For more information on Emergency Management see NSW Ministry of Health

 

 

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