It may not be on the top of your to-do list, but it’s important to remember – being prepared means having the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency whether you must evacuate or shelter in place.
JSI Director of Logistics Services Edward Wilson reflects on three important lessons to consider as we prepare for future crises.
When disaster strikes, health care organizations of all sizes and types must continue to provide services to their patients and clients. Having a plan is only the first step to ensuring continuity of operations. Knowing and practicing the plan can make all the difference.
There is still much to be done, of course. But Sierra Leone is on its way to a health system that meets the needs of its people—and, given the toll that Ebola took, is ready to confront the next infectious disease—be it Ebola or some other virus—with stronger, better-prepared health services.
From natural disasters to man-made, planning is critical for hospitals to health care centers. Read more from Amy Cullum, Senior Consultant in the JSI, US Division, as she looks at the questions every healthcare organization should ask themselves before any emergency.