Austraumaplan: Final November 2011

Section 2: Aim

Page last updated: 30 November 2011

2.1. The aim of AUSTRAUMAPLAN is to provide an agreed framework for the coordination and response arrangements for national health sector operations in response to MCINC resulting from trauma.

2.2. The objective is to minimise the impact of a MCINC on the health system of the affected jurisdiction(s) and the individuals affected in the event of an incident. By coordinating the distribution of resources and/or casualties and the response to an incident, it increases the ability for casualties to be provided optimal specialist trauma care. This may include some situations that may not overwhelm or threaten to overwhelm a jurisdiction’s health resources.