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NQPHN Emergency SMS Alert System

As part of the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) ‘Build Back Better – Primary Care’ initiative, an array of support systems are being developed.

Recent events, cyclones, floods, bushfires, and a pandemic have highlighted the value of communication in an emergency response. In the event of an emergency in the NQPHN region, there is a need to be able to provide clear and immediate information to support this response.

To enable NQPHN to support this, we are offering general practices, pharmacies, and Residential Aged Care Homes (RACHs) the opportunity to subscribe to the NQPHN Emergency SMS Alert System which will send emergency and public health message alerts directly to the subscriber’s nominated mobile phone number.

Special sign-up offer – $500 for your practice/pharmacy/RACH

Sign up to the Emergency SMS Alert System and receive a one-off $500 (exc. GST) payment per practice/pharmacy/RACH that can be used to purchase* resources to assist your emergency response. 

PLEASE NOTE: This is a one-off, optional offer, and not a mandatory requirement to sign up to the Emergency SMS Alert System.

* All purchases made in the preceding 12 months are eligible.

What to do next

Select your relevant organisation below (practice, pharmacy or RACH), read the relevant guidelines, and complete the relevant online form:

    • Read the relevant Emergency Response Support guidelines:
    • Complete the online form for practices and pharmacies to subscribe to NQPHN's Emergency SMS Alert System list.
    15 February 2024