Ambulance Union Again Alarmed at Worst Ramping Ever

February 8, 2019 The Ambulance Employees’ Association (AEA) will hold a media conference today at 1130 at the union’s offices, 13 Hindmarsh Place, Hindmarsh to talk about the past two days disastrous...

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Ambulance union to take SA Health to court over increased workload

February 8, 2019 The union representing South Australian paramedics has launched legal action against SA Health and the SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) because of increased overtime and on call pressures....

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SA RAMPING – PHIL PALMER AMBULANCE EMPLOYEES ASSOC. RDB081118 08/11/2018

November 8, 2018 Yesterday, Phil Palmer joined Roo and Ditts on Triple M Adelaide breakfast to shed light on the worrying issue, saying that it “very, very rarely happened at the old Royal...

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Fyles eyes paramedic protection amid ongoing abuse of NT first responders

August 5, 2018 TERRITORY Health Minister Natasha Fyles will consider changing the law to protect paramedics from abuse, the Sunday Territorian can confirm. “I am currently looking at additional measures...

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Ambulance staff trying to help road accident victim in Adelaide cop a torrent of abuse

July 31, 2018 SHOCKING footage has emerged of a patient viciously abusing ambulance staff who were trying to help him. Paramedics rushed to the scene of a crash where a male motorcyclist and a female...

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Ambulance fight back after paramedic bashers dodge jail

May 16, 2018 Victorian paramedics are protesting after two women avoided a prison sentence for violently assaulting an emergency worker. Amanda Warren, 33, and Caris Underwood, 20, had the jail...

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Royal Adelaide Hospital: a state of emergency

May 15, 2018 Alarm bells started to sound two years ago for ambulance officers, nurses and emergency doctors as the new $2.4 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital neared completion. Department of Health...

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Adelaide public hospitals treating more patients than capacity

March 28, 2018 DELAIDE’S hospital system is continuing to buckle under the strain on Tuesday night as demand overwhelmed the system with more patients being treated than capacity across the city. But at...

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Doctor leaves rude note on ambulance

March 17, 2018 A PARAMEDIC has hit out at an A&E; consultant who left a furious note on his ambulance windscreen after their car – parked in the wrong spot – was blocked in. The note,...

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Ambulances to attend only urgent medical cases under changes ease hospital ‘chaos’

September 12, 2017 EMERGENCY departments across the city — including the $2.3 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital — are chronically overcrowded, forcing unprecedented action to reduce pressure on the system,...

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Ambulance officers call off threatened industrial action over staffing shortages

July 25, 2017 AMBULANCE officers have shelved threatened industrial action and will support the move to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital following a deal to set up a joint working party to address growing...

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Ambulance employee union threaten industrial action over staff shortages they say led to two patient deaths

July 24, 2017 AMBULANCE officers are threatening industrial action amid claims at least two patients died after delays of more than 20 minutes because of chronic staff shortages. Late on Monday, the SA...

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Health Minister Jack Snelling asks SA Health to fast-track investigation into ambulance-delay death.

June 26, 2017 HEALTH Minister Jack Snelling has directed SA Health to fast-track an investigation into the death of a patient after an ambulance was delayed. It took 24 minutes for paramedics to attend a...

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Ambulance officers in SA overlooked for new trial of body cameras which may improve safety

March 16, 2017 BODY-worn video cameras that would protect ambulance officers against drunk and drugged violent and abusive patients have been rejected by the State Government. The Advertiser can...

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Ambus – ABC 891 Interview

January 1, 2016 (Matt & Dave) Australia’s first Ambulance Bus which can treat up to 12 patients at a time launched in Adelaide....

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Paramedics call for limit on sales of spirits and wine in Port Augusta

December 11, 2014 Paramedics fed up with being assaulted on the job in South Australia want tougher restrictions on the sale of alcohol in Port Augusta. Ambulance Employees’ Association state secretary...

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ON-CALL Sleep-deprived SA paramedics demand ‘safer’rosters fearing risk to patients

November 24, 2014 Sleep-deprived paramedics in regional South Australia are demanding roster changes because they fear they could be a danger to patients. An on-call system is used in country areas to ensure...

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Paramedics attend court hearings in protest of violence against ambulance officers

November 14, 2014 Paramedics in South Australia are attending court hearings in uniform in protest of assaults against ambulance officers. Uniformed members were most recently at the Port Augusta...

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Port Augusta a “hotspot” for violence against ambulance officers, says union

November 14, 2014 Port Augusta has been labelled a “hotspot” for violence against ambulance workers by a state union with calls for harsher penalties against those who...

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Ambulance officer stabbed while defending patient

November 13, 2014 The Port Augusta ambulance officer stabbed in the leg on Thursday morning was defending a patient from a violent attack, a court has heard. Police alleged the officer was stabbed after...

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