Planning and operations

We’re changing how we work and enabling greater infrastructure and operational capacity to respond to COVID-19.

Monash Health pandemic plan

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities play a critical role in national and local responses to emergencies, such as communicable disease epidemics. This Plan outlines how Monash Health will undertake its responsibilities to prepare for and respond to an infectious disease emergency in Victoria.

This plan does not include detailed operational procedures but describes the high-level decisions and broad approach the Health Service will take to respond to the pandemic.

The aim of the plan is to minimise the health consequences of a pandemic on the Monash Health community and minimise disruption to our core services.

Health Service Incident Command Team (HSICT)

Model of care changes

Business continuity plans

  • Monash Health has a robust and well-established governance structure for Emergency/Disaster and Business Continuity Management (BCM).
  • BCM templates have been developed, and every clinical and non-clinical area needs to complete one. The BCM templates map out the pandemic plan phases and relevant critical tasks that need to be completed at different stages.
  • All completed plans will be stored centrally on SharePoint. Use the example plans (at Attachment D) for the BCM templates. and blank template to complete a BCP for your local area.
  • Upload your completed BCP to SharePoint here: https://monashhealth.sharepoint.com/sites/Coronavirus/BCP
  • If you are experiencing difficulties uploading your BCP, please contact Cath Keenan, Manager Emergency Management and Business Continuity.

Admission Ward

PDF document

Non-COVID-19 Ward

PDF document

Site capacity changes

To ensure the safety of our employees and our patients, we have created new capacity in establishing our three screening clinics near our Dandenong, Clayton and Casey hospital sites. We have also shifted some program areas around to establish:

  • Upfront screening in ED and Inpatient admission
  • Dedicated positive and negative ICU at each site
  • Dedicated admission wards for patients awaiting test results
  • Dedicated positive and negative COVID wards

Training and development

As part of our planning for the peak phase of the pandemic, we are working hard to mobilise our workforce, including targeted re-training to bolster our critical care workforce and PPE refresher training. A key role for managers is to support staff in undertaking PPE training and also training for redeployment where relevant.

Managers should support staff in undertaking PPE training refreshers and clinical PPE Super Users.

PPE Training and Clinical Area PPE Super Users for COVID-19

To support our clinical employees with the use of PPE we are running daily training sessions across our sites.

Corporate meeting calendar

Corporate meeting calendar

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