Acta Medica Okayama volume74 issue4
2020-08 発行

Hospital Evacuation Assistance from Public and Private Resources: Lessons Learned from the 2018 Western Japan Floods

Inaba, Mototaka Department of Emergency, Critical Care, and Disaster Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Naito, Hiromichi Department of Emergency, Critical Care, and Disaster Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Muramatsu, Tomoyoshi Mabi Memorial Hospital
Yamada, Taihei Department of Emergency, Critical Care, and Disaster Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences Kaken ID researchmap
Sakata, Taizo Peace Winds Japan
Nakao, Atsunori Department of Emergency, Critical Care, and Disaster Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences Kaken ID
Publication Date
2020-08
Abstract
During major flooding in June/July 2018, the Mabi Memorial Hospital in Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan was flooded and patients were stranded in the hospital. Peace Winds Japan, a non-governmental organization, collaborated with the Japanese Disaster Medical Assistance Team and Self-Defense Force Public to transport 8 critical patients from the hospital by helicopter. Ultimately, 54 patients and hospital staff members were safely evacuated. The evacuation was accomplished without any casualties, despite the severe conditions. Public and private organizations can work together and continue to seek ways to collaborate and cooperate in disaster settings.
Document Type
Case Report
Keywords
natural disaster
transportation
rain
relief work
public-private sector partnerships
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