06
December
2019
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06:27
Australia/Melbourne

Preparations for dangerous fire conditions

Summary

Updated Friday 6 December, 4pm AEST

Information relating to the bushfires and Bupa's Care Homes.  

We are currently experiencing significant bushfire threat across multiple states. This includes the north coast and northern NSW areas, where some Bupa Villages and Aged Care Homes are located.

No major impacts to our people and businesses have been currently reported. We are continuing to monitor the situation to ensure the safety of our residents and manage any potential risks in relation to ongoing resident care.

No major impacts to our people and businesses have been currently reported. We are continuing to monitor the situation to ensure the safety of our residents and manage any potential risks in relation to ongoing resident care.

We have a business-wide plan underway to ensure our homes are prepared, should they come under threat. These activities include:

  • A review of emergency procedures and business continuity plans (including review of supplies).
  • Preparation of resident related material (such as care plans, next of kin details), which would be needed in the event of an evacuation.
  • A property fire risk review.
  • Frequent liaison with local and state emergency services (twice daily) to determine the seriousness of potential emergency situations and the level of risk posed to our care homes and residents.

With conditions continuing to present a threat, we will continue to keep a close eye on potential impacts and support needed for our residents, our people and the broader community.

IMPORTANT: To stay informed of current fire activity in the region please visit:

  • To stay informed of current fire activity in the region please visit the NSW Rural Fire Service website www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or call the information hotline 1800 679 737. Fires Near Me information is also available on the free NSW RFS App.

  • Information on current VIC fires can be located on the Country Fire Authority website https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/home or via the app Vic Emergency app.

  • Information on current QLD fires can be located on the QDL Rural Fire Service website www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au or via the app QLD RFS App.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call our care home or our head office 1800 788 924 during business hours.

Bupa's thoughts are with those who have been impacted by these fires, including our people, residents and their families, and our customers.