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On 25 September 2012 Approximately 55 health staff from Perth Hospitals and the Disaster Preparedness Unit participated in a multiagency emergency response exercise held in the Avon Valley.
Another 100 or so participants from other agencies also joined in.
The health objectives included exposing responders to the severe communications and access issues expected following a rail crash in the Avon Valley. Alternative methods of transport, including helicopters and trains, were engaged to transport hospital teams to the site.
Around 90 "casualties" were rescued, triaged, transported to the treatment area, and stabilized during the event. Two of the casualties enjoyed a helicopter trip to hospitals to test Police Airwing capacity to fulfill this role.
The exercise was a significant success for Health and this success is due to the willing and energetic participation from all involved.