Rosemary Hegner ASM
Director at NSW Office of Emergency Management
Health, Emergency Services, Leadership, Medicine, Public Service, Government
Travels from Sydney, NSW
Rosemary is the Director, Emergency Management Capability and Planning, NSW Office of Emergency Management at the Department of Communities and Justice.Before this role Rosemary was the Director of the NSW Health Emergency Management Unit (Office of the State Health Services Functional Area Coordinator) and is responsible for coordinating the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery activities for the whole of NSW Health.
Rosemary has worked with the NSW Ambulance & NSW Health for the past 30 years as a Paramedic, Educator, Redesign engineer and Emergency Manager and holds an Executive Master in Public Administration, Bachelor Nursing and Bachelor Health Science (Pre-Hospital Care).
NSW Health emergency management planning incorporates medical services, public health, mental health, Ambulance Services, Health Communications, NSW Pathology & HealthShare activities in anticipation of and response to natural disasters, pandemic and other major incidents and events.
Rosemary has first-hand experience in emergency management coordination of the health response through events including the 2011 Queensland Floods, Cyclone Yasi, Christchurch earthquake, Quakers Hill Nursing Home fire and Martin Place incident in 2014.