Qld-flooded practice rebuilt and opened

Following the January 2011 floods that overwhelmed much of the town of Theodore and resulted in the declaration of almost three-quarters of Queensland as a disaster zone, Dr Chater was forced to rebuild his practice on higher ground.

While he lost the bulk of his physical practice records, electronic versions were backed up and stored safely together with much of the practice’s computer and medical equipment.

Dr Chater told MO that disaster planning was vital to ensuring a practice was able to bounce back from natural disaster but the key was to remain