In the wake of Tropical Cyclone Kirrily's effect on North Queensland, areas of Brisbane South region are expected to continue to experience severe weather conditions this summer. While all community members should know how to prepare for a disaster and know what to do when one strikes, people living with chronic health conditions and older people in the community must take extra precautions and steps to be prepared to keep safe and well through a disaster or emergency event.
Through February and March, Logan City Council are delivering Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (PCEP) workshops to help older people and people with chronic health conditions be prepared for disasters. The workshops have been designed with the safety and health needs of this demographic in mind. This approach will allow participants to develop more tailored strategies for disaster resilience.
PCEP workshops are co-facilitated by Queenslanders with Disabilities Network (QDN) and have been co-designed with University of Sydney to ensure accessibility and relevance for people with various health conditions.
PCEP workshop details
Workshop dates and times, venue details and accessability information can be viewed on Logan City Council's PCEP flyer. To avoid information overload, the workshops are delivered in 2 half-day sessions.
Your patients can register online
Your patients can register for the workshops through Logan City Council's PCEP webpage: logan.qld.gov.au/pcep-workshops. We encourage you to share this link with all patients who are eligible or who care for a person who is eligible for the free workshops.
Disaster planning information and resources for general practices
Is your practice prepared to respond to a natural disaster or emergency? General practices and community pharmacies can find disaster readiness resources and support here.