Andrew Pearce, FACEM, Emergency Physician, Trauma and Retrieval Consultant, Wing Commander, RAAF Specialist Reserves; Paul Mark, FACEM, Executive Director Medical Services, Clinical Senior Lecturer Emergency Medicine; Norman Gray, FACEM, Emergency Physician, Major, Army Specialist Reserves; Chris Curry, FACEM, Emergency Physician, Clinical Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, Chair of International Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group of ACEM.
Responding to the Boxing Day tsunami disaster in Aceh, Indonesia: Western and South Australian contributions
Article first published online: 3 FEB 2006
Emergency Medicine Australasia
Volume 18, Issue 1, pages 86–92, February 2006
How to Cite
Pearce, A., Mark, P., Gray, N. and Curry, C. (2006), Responding to the Boxing Day tsunami disaster in Aceh, Indonesia: Western and South Australian contributions. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 18: 86–92. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2006.00810.x
- Issue published online: 3 FEB 2006
- Article first published online: 3 FEB 2006
- Accepted 12 October 2005
- Aceh Indonesia;
- disaster response;
- international emergency medicine;
Objective: To describe the Western and South Australian response to the Boxing Day tsunami disaster in Aceh, Indonesia.
Method: Reports from three of the responders.
Results: Comment has been made on organising a response, the first team to Banda Aceh, the second team to Banda Aceh, and lessons learned.
Conclusions: These experiences have identified areas in which we could be better prepared for the next international disaster response.