The State health emergency response plan (SHERP) describes the arrangements for state health command and coordination involving pre-hospital care, patient transport, receiving hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The SHERP is a subplan of the Victorian state emergency response plan.
Now in its third edition, the SHERP has been updated to incorporate and replace a number of previously separate documents as follows:
- Victorian state health command plan 2012
- Hospital resilience Code Brown policy framework 2008
- Victorian burns plan 2006
- General practice subplan
- Field primary care response subplan.
All health and emergency service workers are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the revised edition.