Life support customer checklist

It is important to have a plan to minimize the impact of a power interruption on your health:

  • Consider how life support equipment might function if the main power supply is cut.
  • Find out if your hospital can supply power via back-up generators during power interruptions.
  • If you have a back-up battery, ensure it is fully charged for use at all times.
  • Make a transport plan to enable you to get to the hospital if your back-up battery is running low and power has still not been reconnected to your property.
  • If you have reserve oxygen cylinders, ensure they are filled and working.
  • Keep important contact numbers on hand for:
    • Doctor
    • Local hospital
    • Ambulance
    • Taxi
    • Personal carer
    • Health care professional
  • Ensure you have a stocked cyclone kit. See Secure NT for more information on how to prepare.
  • Keep your supply of medications, prescription drugs and any special health needs fully stocked.
  • Use surge protectors or an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect your electronic equipment.
  • Make sure your phone will work when electrical supply is disrupted. Cordless phones will not operate without electricity.