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An Analysis of Hospital Safety Preparedness for Disaster in Yogyakarta (Study at Wates Hospital Government of Kulon Progo District)
Oktomi Wijaya, Oktomi Wijaya

Last modified: 2018-08-23

Abstract


Background

Hospitals are important infrastructure that should always remain safe and operational. Their continuous operations are particularly important in disaster management. The continuing functionality of the hospital depends on a range of factors, including the safety of its buildings, critical systems and equipment, the availability of supplies, and the emergency and disaster management capacities of the hospital, particularly for response to and recovery from hazards or events which may occur (World Health Organization, 2015). The objectives of the this research were; Identifying critical hospitals that will be evaluated in Wates Hospital, Evaluating their readiness and resiliency in the event of disasters using the Hospital Safety Index checklist.

Materials and methods

Hospital safety preparedness measued by 3 elements: structural safety, non structural safety and functional safety. The level and value of each element was determined by the evaluators in consensus. Each element has three levels: high, average, and low, as defined in the HSI evaluation guideline. The value of each level was 1, 0.5 or 0, respectively. Hospital safety index categorized into: A (0.66-1) = high level of preparedness, B (0.36-.065)= medium level of preparedness, C (0-0.35)= low level  of preparedness.

 

 

Results

Hospital safety Preparedness level of Wates Hospital was Level B with score 0.573. Stuctural safety was high level of preparedness with score 0.694, non structural safety was in medium level with score 0.544, and functional safety was on low level preparedness with score 0.313

 

Conclusions

The level of hospital safety preparedness was on medium level. Intervention measures are needed in the short term. The hospital’s current levels of safety and emergency and disaster management are such that the safety of patients and hospital staff, and the hospital’s ability to function during and after emergencies and disasters, are potentially at risk.

Acknowledgements

Faculty of Public Health Universitas Ahmad Dahlan

 

Keywords: Disaster, Preparedness, Safety, Wates Hospital