Pandemic Influenza - Health Professionals
Health professionals and health services in NSW will need to plan for how they will respond to an influenza pandemic and how critical services will be maintained, particularly when there is widespread community transmission and pressures on critical care and other resources.
Health care providers, including specialists, general practitioners, nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers, paramedics, pharmacists and other health care providers will all play important roles during an influenza pandemic. These roles are likely to change over the course of an influenza pandemic, particularly for the primary care sector. More information
In NSW, each Local Health District (LHD) is responsible for planning for and responding to influenza pandemics within their districts. During the transition to Local Health Districts (LHD) it may be appropriate for LHNs to use the influenza pandemic plans developed by the former NSW Area Health Services until new LHD pandemic arrangements and plans are established.