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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