Central Coast Local Health District – Caring for the Coast Awards 2020 – Winner ‘Team of the Year Award’
From their Facebook post:
When it comes to being prepared for anything, our ‘Black Start Testing Team’ proves the hospital is in capable hands!
Led by our Maintenance Operations Department, the team completed two overnight Black Start tests – where electricity is cut to several hospital buildings for 12 hours to simulate a real power failure. These tests were six months in the making and involved a team of over 50 people from eight different departments, plus contractors. It was a monumental undertaking for all involved to ensure minimal to no disruptions to hospital operations, and the team succeeded!
“The tests give us invaluable knowledge about what this site can handle in the worst case scenario. It gives us – and patients – confidence to know that if we do have a catastrophe; we’re covered,” James, Maintenance Manager, Gosford
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