The Heat health preparedness guidance for health and community services has been written with and for health and community services to provide considerations for their preparedness during extreme heat and heatwaves.
The guidance contains practical suggestions for what organisations can do to minimise the effect of extreme heat and heatwaves on staff, patients and clients, the facilities and the services provided.
It also explains the recent changes to the department's heat warning system following the introduction of the national heatwave warning service by the Bureau of Meteorology.
Guidance is available for the following services
- A self-assessment checklist for hospitals and emergency departments
- Preparedness guidance for primary health care services
- Preparedness guidance for community service organisations
- Preparedness guidance for mental health services
- Date published
- 14 Dec 2022
Reviewed 14 December 2022