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Disaster Management

The PHN Disaster Management Alert System alert system enables providers to report various hazards, including natural disasters, cybersecurity events, and infectious disease outbreaks. Report emergencies or disruptions affecting business continuity to receive timely assistance and support.

The PHN is assisting primary care providers from the Hunter New England and Central Coast in all facets of ​the disaster management cycle:​

  • Planning and Preparedness
  • Response
  • Recovery

Our vision:

  • Well prepared providers within a multi-hazards approach
  • Safety of primary care providers and their staff ​
  • Continuity of primary care in disaster affected communities
  • A resilient primary care workforce with strong mental health ​
  • Meet the individual health and wellbeing needs of disaster affected communities
Disaster and Emergency Management - Achievements and Successes Report

The PHN has released a report Disaster and Emergency Management Achievement & Successes detailing the range of activities and resources developed and implemented by the PHN's Disaster Management Team during 2022-23.

The report also identifies the significant working collaborations developed with the region's Local Health Districts, local Councils and neighbouring PHNs in order to share learning, distil locally relevant information and advocate for the needs of the primary care sector across the region.

Planning and Preparedness

For providers, disaster preparedness is a vital step to reduce vulnerability, to minimize risk and to increase their business and workforce resilience. Being prepared ensures that you and your staff are ready to respond if a disaster affects your business. The PHN is actively supporting disaster preparedness for primary care providers.​

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Learn more about Planning and Preparedness


Emergencies and disasters may affect primary care providers and their staff, and the community they work and live in, and may cause multisystemic losses. ​The PHN is actively supporting primary care providers who are affected by disasters and emergencies.​

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Learn more about Response


Primary care providers are inherently involved and play an important role in the disaster recovery of their community.​ The PHN is actively supporting primary care providers who recover from the effect of disasters and emergencies .​

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Learn more about Recovery

Latest Disaster Management news

The PHN connects you with stakeholders​ and aims to Integrate “Lessons learnt”: We seek and incorporate your feedback.

If you would like to share your experience, or get in touch with the Disaster Management team please reach out to: ​

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