Arrest warrant issued for Donald Smith, accused of kicking paramedic

February 27, 2020 A man who allegedly fly-kicked a paramedic on Christmas Day showed up for his first court appearance – but not his second....

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‘Gut-wrenching’ delays for patients – and ambos

February 7, 2020 MITCH MOTT – A STRESSED and overworked senior paramedic has told the Employment Tribunal that trying to co-ordinate the ambulance service’s limited resources is so stressful the...

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Ambulance Employee Association demands on-call shifts in rural areas be scrapped over exhaustion and fatigue fears

February 3, 2020 Paramedics in some country towns are suffering from severe exhaustion and fatigue because of a system which leaves them either working or on-call for 96 hours at a time....

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Ambulance union heads to court over ramping and rosters

February 2, 2020 Complaints about ambulance ramping, rosters and more will be on public show this week when the ambulance union takes its woes to court, warning “lives are at risk.”...

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Proposed laws to help emergency services personnel with PTSD

January 23, 2020 News laws to make it easier for emergency workers to claim support for post traumatic stress have been introduced to South Australia’s parliament....

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SA Ambulance Service records busiest December, claims ramping is decreasing

January 16, 2020 Ramping figures are down, the service says, despite heatwaves and bushfires fuelling its busiest December on record — but the union says otherwise....

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Ambulance union officials to seek orders from Tribunal over ramping

December 30, 2019 Chronic ramping has prompted the Ambulance Employees Association to take its case to the Employment Tribunal — the government says it is already working on it....

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Secret SA Health data reveals full extent of state’s hospital ramping crisis

December 27, 2019 Paramedics spent thousands of hours waiting outside South Australian hospitals in just one month, leaked figures show, in some of the worst results on record....

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Adelaide mental health specialists to ride along with ambulance paramedics to take pressure of EDs

December 19, 2019 Mental health experts will travel with ambulances to crisis cases in a bid to treat people on site instead of them ending up stuck in clogged EDs....

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