Monthly ArchivesJanuary 2020

How to protect yourself and others from bushfire smoke standard

With major cities across Australia choking on thick clouds of hazardous smoke, an expert from The Australian National University (ANU) has released freely accessible new factsheets on how to best protect yourself from bushfire smoke. The factsheets have been developed by leading air quality and health expert Professor Sotiris Vardoulakis from the ANU Research School of Population ...

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Masks available at BHS standard

Masks available at BHS If you are struggling with the poor air quality due to smoke from the bushfires, you can get a disposable P2 mask from reception at Beechworth Health Service during office hours (8.30am – 5.00pm) on weekdays and urgent care on the weekend. These masks have been provided by the Department of Health and there is a limited supply in large and small sizes. Please follow the guidelines for the use of the face masks that will be provided when you collect them. If you have a pre-existing heart or lung condition, you should seek medical advice before using a face mask. For information and advice on the use of P2 and N95 face masks in ...

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North East Bushfires and Air Quality standard

With the current North East bushfire situation and air quality, BHS has made some modifications to our community based programs, all participants have been notified. It is business as usual for the Urgent Care Centre, Acute Unit, Community Health and Residential Aged Care facility. In the event of a bushfire, BHS will implement our emergency management plan. In the event of a bushfire, community members should follow the advice of the emergency services. The Vic Emergency website is the most reliable source of information. https://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/ Download the Vic Emergency app from the App Store or Google Play. Continue to listen to ABC Radio or ABC 24 on your television. We encourage ...

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