Quarantine Facility Model of Care Toolbox

Dianne Stephens, Angela Sheedy, Lisa Vermeulen, Allan Anderson

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


    The COVID-19 pandemic public health strategy to reduce community transmission in Australia included unprecedented use of quarantine facilities to separate those at risk of having the infection and those infected with the virus from the rest of the community. No standardised approach to quarantine facilities existed resulting in different models of care emerging across the country. The Northern Territory (NT) Howard Springs Quarantine Facility was a large-scale quarantine and isolation operation which hosted over 33,000 repatriated, domestic, international, and humanitarian residents with zero COVID-19 transmission recorded from residents to staff for the duration of its operation. The facility was deemed the gold standard model of care and the aim of this project was to distil the important elements of that model of care into an evidence-based tool kit for future use as an open access, online resource. The toolkit was a result of intense data and information analysis including resident, staff and leadership surveys, policies and procedures and results of audits of the facility during its operation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - May 2023
    EventWorld Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine Congress 2023 : Complexity and Continuity: Caring, Coping, and Overcoming in an Increasingly Challenging World - Killarney Convention Centre , Killarney, Ireland
    Duration: 9 May 202312 May 2023


    ConferenceWorld Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine Congress 2023
    Abbreviated titleWADEM Congress 2023
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