Emergency Simulation Training

Wednesday, 13 September 2017.

Barwon Health will be undertaking an EmergoTrain exercise on 14 September 2017.

The exercise will simulate a mass casualty incident in real time, allowing Barwon Health to test its preparedness to handle organisation-wide emergency scenarios.

The simulation offers Barwon Health an opportunity to learn and potentially improve strategies and approaches towards dealing with major disasters.

The Emergo Train System was developed at the KMC – Centre for Teaching and Research in Disaster Medicine and Traumatology in Sweden as a simulation system for education and training in emergency and disaster management.

EmergoTrain is employed in over 30 countries around the world and is used to test and evaluate an organisation’s incident command system, disaster preparedness, resilience and effect on the medical management system.

Barwon Health has invited representation from major regional health organisations, the Epworth Geelong Hospital, Geelong Private Hospital, St John of God Geelong Hospital and Lorne Community Hospital as stakeholders.

Staff from these organisations will be participating in the exercise as observers and will also evaluate how they would be involved and support Barwon Health in a mass casualty event within the region.

While hypothetical, the exercise will involve multiple departments across the organisation as Barwon Health manages anticipated widespread impacts ranging from patient and bed management to public and internal communication management.

Traditional Owners

We, Barwon Health, acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.