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Emergency management


In the past few years, severe storms, floods and bushfires have taken their toll on Queensland communities, infrastructure, businesses and the environment. And the West Moreton Region has been no exception.

West Moreton Hospital and Health Service not only has systems in place to prevent and prepare for disasters, but we also have strong links with local councils and other agencies. These relationships enable us to assist the West Moreton community with healthcare, recovery and psychological first aid before, during and after disasters.

However, there are a number of things you can do to assist yourself, your family and your friends as we prepare for, and recover during, disasters:

  • If you require immediate assistance in an emergency, call 000 for police, fire or ambulance services.
  • If you or your loved ones are experiencing mental health problems during or after a disaster, call 1300 642 255 to get in touch with a mental health professional. We have more mental health services available, so visit our Mental Healthpage for details.
  • Our Emergency Departments are going to be very busy coping with victims of a disaster. You can help relieve this pressure by making sure you come to the Emergency Department only for urgent medical treatment. For non-urgent medical treatment or advice, contact your local General Practitioner or 13 HEALTH on 13 43 25 84.
  • Bookmark the Queensland Disasters and Alerts website for use during a disaster, as news feeds from government agencies like the Police and Bureau of Meteorology, as well as local councils, will be displayed here. Outside of disasters, this is a great place to visit in order to keep up to date with what other agencies are doing in West Moreton.
  • The RACQ Get Ready Queensland website has some excellent lists which will help you and your family prepare before disaster hits, enabling emergency services to focus on those who need help most. You can even sign up to the One Step at a Time program to receive weekly suggestions of small steps you can take to increase your disaster resilience. Go to www.qld.gov.au/getready to learn more.
  • The Department of Health has some great resources about medication and food management, to help you and your family stay healthy during a disaster.
  • Follow West Moreton Hospital and Health Service on Facebook and Twitter to monitor the status of your local health service.


Last updated: Friday, August 5, 2016