Emergency Planning for Primary Health Providers and Aged Residential Care facilities

The South Island Primary Health Emergency Planning Coordinator position is based at South Island Alliance Programme Office (SIAPO) in Christchurch.The main purpose of the role is to help ensure coordination within primary care providers to assist with continuity of care in unplanned events.

Funding is indirectly from the Ministry of Health and enables resources and support to be provided without charge. Coordinating the planning process helps achieve an integrated response to emergencies, locally, regionally and nationally.  DHB and PHO Emergency Managers are closely involved in the process. Aged Residential Care facilities are able to take advantage of this service.

Resources available:

Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Planning templates for General Practices and Pharmacies.

Business Continuity workshops and training via table top scenarios.

One-on-One support

Contact information for Southern Region (all of the South Island)

Barry Simpson

Emergency Planning Coordinator

Email: barry.simpson@siapo.health.nz

DDI: 03 378 6690

Mobile: 021 229 0500