ABC Adelaide – Ali Clarke BREAKFAST 891

September 4, 2020 AEA Secretary Phil Palmer and SAAS CEO David Place discuss demands for changing working conditions. Ambulance Employees Association · ABC Adelaide – Ali Clarke BREAKFAST 891 Ambos...

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ABC Radio Adelaide – Mornings with David Bevan

September 1, 2020 Hospital Delays! Media interview with Phil Palmer 31-08-2020...

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Third patient dies this year after ramping outside of Adelaide hospital

November 18, 2019 Another patient has died after being ramped outside Adelaide’s Flinders Medical Centre for more than an hour. Key points: A male patient suffering from abdominal pains has died after...

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ABC Phil Palmer 17-10-2019

October 17, 2019 Breakfast show with Spence Denny...

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Elderly patient dies after being ramped at Flinders Medical Centre

September 20, 2019 Up to 40 per cent of staff have said they would not want to be treated in the area’s hospitals. An elderly patient who waited more than an hour for treatment while being ramped at...

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The death of Alex Braes still haunts doctors who didn’t even know him

September 9, 2019 Up to 40 per cent of staff have said they would not want to be treated in the area’s hospitals. In the small hours of a Wednesday in an outback town, a teenager struggled to sleep....

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Review of SA Ambulance Service patient deaths finds harm was likely ‘preventable’

February 25, 2019 A review of 17 “patient safety incidents” — including nine deaths in South Australia’s ambulance system — has concluded that in 14 cases, people may have suffered...

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New RAH emergency department

February 11, 2019 Up to 40 per cent of staff have said they would not want to be treated in the area’s hospitals....

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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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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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Boost to paramedic numbers at Naracoorte

November 12, 2015 Five additional paramedics will be added to both Naracoorte and Renmark ambulance stations in a bid to ease heavy workloads and fatigue among staff. The extra staff come after a campaign by...

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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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Ambulance drivers and patients at risk from fatigue

November 21, 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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Woman accused of spitting on paramedics

November 10, 2014 A woman is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court today charged with the serious assault of two paramedics overnight. Police said the ambulance officers were called to help the...

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Hospital ramping could have fatal consequences: Ambulance Employees Association

September 10, 2014 Persistent ramping at the Royal Adelaide Hospital could have fatal consequences, the Ambulance Employees Association has said. Frustrated paramedics have met with the Industrial Relations...

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Paramedic defends ignoring protocol to help patient faced with ramping at Flinders Medical Centre

December 2, 2013 A paramedic says he acted in his patient’s best interests when he ignored a directive and took the woman to another Adelaide hospital. Ray Penhall says the patient had been vomiting...

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‘Ramping’ forecast for new RAH

June 4, 2012 A specialist in emergency medicine says the design of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital may lead to problems similar to those at the Flinders Medical Centre. The State Government has ordered...

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Doctor says ramping better than patients in corridors

May 16, 2012 An emergency department clinician at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide has spoken in defence of ramping of patients in ambulances at times of high demand. Dr David Teubner said no-one at...

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