Australian bushfires: Information for primary health care professionals


Resources


National

Nurse & Midwife Support
24/7 Health and mental health advice and support for nurses, midwives and students
1800 667 877
www.nmsupport.org.au 

Plan for an emergency: Bushfire | ABC Emergency

Helping children and adolescents after a natural disaster: Information for parents and carers

Community recovery after the February 2009 Victorian bushfires: A rapid review

Australian bushfires 2020: Psychological preparation and recovery | Australian Psychological Society

Disaster assistance and 24/7 veterans and families counselling service | Department of Veterans' Affairs
1800 011 046
Disaster assistance: bushfire crisis

Bushfires and asthma: Factsheet | National Asthma Council Australia

Information for people living in bushfire-affected areas | Beyond Blue

Bushfire forum | Beyond Blue

Take care of your medicines during the fire crisis | NPS Medicinewise
Advice for patients about taking and storing medicines during emergency conditions

Managing emergencies in general practice | RACGP
Part A – Introduction to emergency planning in Australian general practice

Managing emergencies in general practice | RACGP
Part B – Emergency planning and response

Managing emergencies in general practice | RACGP
Part C – Mental health in emergencies

General practice bushfire helpline | AAPM
Administrative support for practices that have been affected by bushfire

 

New South Wales

Bush fire survival plan | NSW Rural Fire Service

Bushfire | Air quality

Mental health support for bush fire affected communities

Mental health help for fire ravaged communities

Natural Disaster and Emergency Primary Health Workforce Response | New South Wales Rural Doctors Network

Community health clinic for fire-affected communities | Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Community health clinic for patients affected by bushfire

Municipal Emergency Management Plans
Please also refer to your local shire or council for an emergency management plan specific to your district. These plans detail the prevention, response and recovery process in the event of an emergency within your region.

 

Victoria

Support for primary health services in bushfire affected areas of Gippsland | Gippsland PHN

Municipal Emergency Management Plans
Please also refer to your local shire or council for an emergency management plan specific to your district. These plans detail the prevention, response and recovery process in the event of an emergency within your region.

 

Queensland

Bushfires | Emergency services and safety | Queensland Government

Bushfire smoke health advisory | Queensland Health

Emotional support available for people affected by bushfires | The Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory

Municipal Emergency Management Plans
Please also refer to your local shire or council for an emergency management plan specific to your district. These plans detail the prevention, response and recovery process in the event of an emergency within your region.

 

South Australia

 

Municipal Emergency Management Plans
Please also refer to your local shire or council for an emergency management plan specific to your district. These plans detail the prevention, response and recovery process in the event of an emergency within your region.

Western Australia


Municipal Emergency Management Plans
Please also refer to your local shire or council for an emergency management plan specific to your district. These plans detail the prevention, response and recovery process in the event of an emergency within your region.

 


News

6 January 2020
Medical support from AUSMAT for bushfire evacuees

3 January 2020
From the frontlines: public health and a suffocating city

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